Requirement for a medical order
A nurse requires a prescription from a physician
or registered nurse in the extended class [RN (EC)] in order to administer the vaccine and
emergency treatment for anaphylactic reaction.
In order to improve monitoring of the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine, enter the correct diagnostic code, 487, in the diagnostic code field on the item record of the claim for all consultations, visits or procedures, including those in an emergency department, that are rendered for treatment of influenza.
Questions and Answers
No. The nursing staff are employees of the facility rather than the physician and the facility is providing the personnel, premises, equipment and supplies for the service. This situation does not meet the requirements of a delegated procedure.
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