Friday, November 19, 2021

So The FDA Just Approved the 3rd/Booster Shot for ALL Adults ...

The FDA just approved the booster for ALL adults, based on the previously-mentioned Moderna study, which unlike the small Pfizer study, definitively proved that efficacy does wane for all three of the "big 3" vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J), and the booster does provide an immunity boost. 

Whew, glad they did it early this morning, because as I mentioned two posts below, I was wondering how billing was going to work, since Governor Beshear authorized and encouraged getting them to avoid a repeat of last year's Thanksgiving surge -  but they weren't officially "on label" yet -  thus the initial claims before official approval might be rejected?   

Because the way the billing works for these vaccines, at this point, is your private insurance is reimbursed for them by the state government, which is funded by the federal government.

I spoke with the pharmacy-claims department with my insurance company, last night, and they didn't even have a billing code for them yet unless you were one of the prior select groups.

Also, Walgreens didn't have an option to schedule for them yet, since it's a national corporation, thus they were also waiting on the FDA decision.

Well, you can bet they will now, and pronto lol.

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