Quality Documentation Tips: Flu Vaccine

Please keep in mind the following quick tips when documenting your patients’ flu vaccination status:

  1. Flu vaccine refusals must be documented each flu season.
  2. Documentation that the patient had the flu vaccine “this season” is acceptable for our Medicare reporting.
  3. Documentation that the flu vaccine “up to date” is not acceptable.
  4. Stating that the patient had a flu vaccine in fall 2018 or spring 2019 clearly communicates the flu season and is acceptable.