New CPT Codes for COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccine Administration

The American Medical Association (AMA) has updated its COVID-19 vaccine coding guidance. It released six new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes for Pfizer’s and Moderna’s vaccines and their administration.

The codes were effective as of Sept. 11, 2023. See the AMA website for current vaccine codes.

The AMA announced that on Nov. 1, 2023, it will delete COVID-19 vaccine product and administration codes that end in “A” for products that are no longer FDA-authorized, except for the Novavax vaccine product code. Providers should discontinue use of the deleted codes for services provided after Nov. 1.  The six new codes and the Novavax product code will remain in effect after Nov. 1.

COVID-19 coverage

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma continues to cover FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines at the member’s preventive benefit level. This includes the newest versions of the vaccines approved by the FDA. Some groups may not cover preventive services, including COVID-19 vaccines. Check eligibility and benefits for details for each member. Learn more on our Provider website.


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