Provider Payments for Influenza Vaccines for 2017-2018 Flu Season for Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPOSM and Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMOSM

January 11, 2018

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued guidance regarding payments to providers for influenza virus vaccines furnished in the 2017-2018 flu season, which began on August 1, 2017.

You will be able to access CMS notifications that are also located in the Medicare Learning Network – (MLN Matters) notifications on as well as on our BCBSTX provider website. These notices from CMS are informational and in some cases, require changes as you care for your patients. The notifications can be regulatory updates, regulatory reminders, or require action by you as a provider rendering services. Please review the CMS notifications by going to more about third-party links

Please review the CMS guidance article, as soon as possible by clicking on the Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN Matters Article PDF Document related to Influenza Vaccine Payment Allowances - Annual Update for 2017-2018 Season.

If you have any questions, please contact your Network Management Representative.