Cracking the Code
PFIZER & MODERNA CPT Vaccination Codes
Effective December 2020, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the first emergency use authorization for a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19 in individuals 16 years of age and older. During the clinical trials, The Pfizer/BioNTech was 95% effective at preventing laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 illness in people without evidence of previous infection. Currently, the FDA is working on approving a second vaccine for immediate emergency use called Moderna. It is hopeful that this vaccine will have the same outcome as the Pfizer vaccine.
Both vaccinations have their own unique vaccine and administration codes. Both vaccines have two administration codes since they both will be administered in two doses via intramuscular method. The American Medical Association (AMA) has already created CPT codes for reporting the COVID-19 vaccines.
The vaccine code for Pfizer/BioNTech is 91300, and the administration codes are 0001A (for the first dose) and 0002A (for the second dose). The vaccine code for Moderna is 91301, and the administration codes are 0011A (for the first dose) and 0012A (for the second dose).