Fluzone High-Dose vaccine covered under Medicare Part B

July 20, 2010

Written confirmation is now available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicating that Fluzone High-Dose (Sanofi Pasteur) influenza virus vaccine for patients 65 years or older is a benefit covered by Medicare Part B and will be reimbursed for the upcoming 2010?11 influenza season.

Written confirmation is now available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicating that Fluzone High-Dose (Sanofi Pasteur) influenza virus vaccine for patients 65 years or older is a benefit covered by Medicare Part B and will be reimbursed for the upcoming 2010–11 influenza season.

The agency updated its various pricing files to include Fluzone High-Dose vaccine in the July 2010 AWP NDC – HCPCS Crosswalk File for Medicare Part B Drugs.

The Average Wholesale Price (AWP) File identifies physician-administered vaccines and medications that are payable services under Medicare Part B.

The file can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/apps/ama/license.asp?file=/McrPartBDrugAvgSalesPrice/downloads/July_2010_ASP_NDC_HCPCS_Crosswalk.zip