AMA updates CPT codes for Pfizer vaccine's new formulation

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The American Medical Association on Sept. 3 updated the Current Procedural Terminology codes for Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine so that they're unique to the vaccine's new formulation.

The new codes are based on a tris-sucrose buffer rather than the phosphate buffer present in the original formulation. 

The CPT code for Pfizer's tris-sucrose buffer COVID-19 vaccine is 91305. It also has CPT codes for the administration of three doses: 0051A, 0052A and 0053A.

The tris-sucrose buffer formulation has not yet received approval from the FDA. The new codes will be effective for use once and if the approval is granted.

 

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