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MP 2.01.199 Immunizations

Medical Policy 
Section
Medicine
 
Original Policy Date
06/2011
Last Review Status/Date
Created local policy/6:2011
Issue
6:2011
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Description

To clarify coverage for immunizations as preventive services.


Policy

All routine immunizations that are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and administered within the recommendations of ACIP, are considered medically necessary and covered as a preventive or wellness benefit.  Immunizations that have a permissible or provisional (may be administered) recommendation are considered non-covered services.  Recommendations for vaccine administration may include an age or gender specific guideline. 


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Policy History

Date Action Reason
06/30/11 New policy; add to Medicine section new policy