TABLE 1.

Vaccination-Related Activities Recorded by Practice Staff, Family Practices, Pediatric Practices, and Health Departments/County Nursing Services, Colorado

Routine Nursing Activities (Occur Each Time Vaccination Is Given)Nonroutine Activities (Occur at Times Other Than When Vaccination Is Given)Billing ActivitiesImmunization Registry Activities
Obtain parental consentOrder vaccineUpdate information on patient's billing recordsScreen registry data to prepare for upcoming appointments
Provide vaccine information to parentInventory vaccineReceive payment at time of serviceEnter shots into registry database
Review medical/registry record for vaccination historyProvide vaccination records to requestersObtain billing information for new patientEnter history and demographic data
Complete vaccination log in chartAnswer telephone questions about vaccinationsProduce bill for insurer or patientSolve registry technical problems
Fill out patient's shot recordAttend vaccination-related continuing educationMail bills
Draw and give vaccinePost payments
Make bill adjustments