|August 2009 · Vol. 21, No. 08
Comment & Controversy
Many insurers fail to reimburse for immunization
“WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMMUNIZING YOUR ADULT PATIENTS”
(WEB EXCLUSIVE, MAY 2009)
I enjoyed the article on the obstetrician-gynecologist’s role in adult immunization. One element that is frequently not considered is the cost of immunization in many settings in which it is provided. Immunizations that are provided during pregnancy, while the woman is in the hospital, or during postpartum visits to the physician’s office are unlikely to be reimbursed by Medicaid or insurers, as global fees are paid.