Please keep in mind the following quick tips when documenting your patients’ flu vaccination status:
- Flu vaccine refusals must be documented each flu season.
- Documentation that the patient had the flu vaccine “this season” is acceptable for our Medicare reporting.
- Documentation that the flu vaccine “up to date” is not acceptable.
- Stating that the patient had a flu vaccine in fall 2018 or spring 2019 clearly communicates the flu season and is acceptable.