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Flu Vaccine Flucelvax Added as a Benefit

December 22, 2016

A previously-posted NewsFlash article stated an incorrect date for this benefit’s expected implementation. It is corrected in the text below.

Effective for dates of service on or after August 1, 2016, CPT-4 code 90674 (influenza virus vaccine, quadrivalent [ccIIV4], derived from cell cultures, subunit, preservative and antibiotic free, 0.5 mL dosage, for intramuscular use) is a Medi-Cal benefit under the brand name Flucelvax. This benefit is expected to implement in February 2017.

Flucelvax has been approved for people 4 years of age and older as a routine, annual influenza vaccination.

Also, this benefit is extended to the Presumptive Eligibility (PE) for Pregnant Women program. This benefit is expected to implement in February 2017.

Providers should refer to future editions of Medi-Cal Update that will confirm implementation and updates to the provider manual and, therefore, when providers should begin submitting claims for these benefits.