National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance held in August, highlights the importance of vaccinations.
Protect your Medicare patients:
- Healthcare workers have the power to protect your patients against serious diseases like pneumococcal disease and seasonal flu
- Healthcare provider recommendations can make a difference. Adult patients see them as the most valued and trusted source of health information.
- Even if a healthcare facility does not administer or stock certain vaccines, make a strong recommendation to other facilities so that your patients may receive lifesaving vaccines. Follow up to ensure vaccination occurred.
Medicare Part B covers the following vaccines:
- Influenza: Once per flu season; additional shots if medically necessary
- Pneumococcal: An initial shot and a different, second shot per pneumococcal vaccine recommendations
- Hepatitis B: For certain beneficiaries at intermediate or high risk
- Medicare Preventive Services Educational Tool
- Part B Immunization Billing (PDF) Educational Tool
- Roster Billing for Mass Immunizers (PDF) Booklet
- Part D Vaccines (PDF) Fact Sheet
- NIAM website, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Adult Vaccination Resources webpage, CDC
Visit the Preventive Services website to learn more about Medicare-covered services.