Beginning Aug. 14, 2023, new Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) codes have been created that consolidate over 50 previous codes and greatly streamline the reporting of immunizations for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2, also known as COVID-19).
Beginning on Aug. 14, 2023, the CPT Editorial Panel approved the addition of new product codes 91318-91322 (91318 , 91319 , 91320 , 91321 , 91322) to identify monovalent vaccine product for immunization against COVID-19 (Pfizer, Moderna); retained existing Novavax Product Code 91304 for currently authorized vaccine product available for use in the U.S. and the updated (XBB.1.5) vaccine; deletion and/or revision of all other existing COVID codes (product and administration with associated guidelines and parenthetical note deletions/revisions); and addition of a single administration code (90480) for administration of new (i.e., 91318-91322) and existing (i.e., 91304) COVID-19 vaccine product.
All existing CPT codes that describe COVID-19 vaccine products and associated administration codes that end in “A” for products that are no longer covered under an existing Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) or Biologics License Application (BLA) from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be deleted effective Nov. 1, 2023.
To view the updated SARS-CoV-2-related CPT codes approved by the CPT Editorial Panel, please visit the Category I immunizations page.
Effective Nov. 3, 2023, the “Find your COVID-19 vaccine CPT codes” tool will no longer be available because the CPT code structure has been simplified.
- Orthopoxvirus and monkeypox coding & guidance
- COVID-19 CPT vaccine and immunization codes
- COVID-19 CPT coding and guidance
CPT Assistant provides fact sheets for coding guidance for new SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)-related vaccine codes.
The fact sheets include:
- Codes, descriptors and purpose
- Clinical examples
- Description of the procedures
Download the updated August 2023 special edition of the CPT Assistant guide (PDF, includes further information on codes 91318 , 91319 , 91320 , 91321 , 91322)