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Rabies Vaccine and Immune Globulin Update

January 12, 2010

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) will no longer provide rabies vaccine and immune globulin to medical practices in South Carolina for dates of service on or after September 1, 2009.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina will reimburse providers for the purchase of the vaccine and its administration. Providers will need to bill for the vaccine and all DUTs at the same time. BlueCross will base the number of DUTs it reimburses on the patient’s weight. 

Vaccination and Administration Codes

For dates of service on and after September 1, 2009, use these codes to file claims for rabies vaccination and administration:

  • 90376: Rabies immune globulin, heat-treated (rig-ht), human, for
    intramuscular and/or subcutaneous use
  • 90676: Rabies vaccine, for intradermal use
  • 90471: Immunization administration (includes percutaneous, intra-dermal, subcutaneous or intramuscular injections); one vaccine (single or combination vaccine/toxoid)

If you have questions about this change, please contact your Provider Education representative at 803-264-4730 or by e-mail at Provider.Education@bcbssc.com.  

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