Pharmacy

Pharmacy Question for the Week of September 9, 2019

Pharmacy Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is polio immunization covered as a preventive immunization without underlying exposure?

Answer:

The Medicare Benefit Policy Manual states, “In the absence of injury or direct exposure, preventive immunization (vaccination or inoculation) against such diseases as smallpox, polio, diphtheria, etc., is not covered.”