Health care system is ready to bill for third vaccine shots
The American Medical Association has created new billing codes so insurance programs can pay doctors, hospitals and others to administer a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
Between the lines: America's medical billing systems are ready to go even though the federal policy on widespread booster doses still requires a thumbs-up from the FDA and the CDC's expert vaccine panel.
Worth reminding: The vaccines are still free for everyone, which means you don't have to pay anything out of pocket for a shot.
- Medicare pays providers $40 for each vaccine dose given.