Blood Collections CPT code 36415,36416 and S9529

All Service Codes for Blood Collections

•    36410 (CPT) - Venipuncture, age 3 years or older, necessitating physician's skill (separate  procedure), for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes (not to be used for routine venipuncture)

•    36415 (CPT) - Collection of venous blood by venipuncture

•    36416 (CPT) - Collection of capillary blood specimen (eg, finger, heel, ear stick)

•    36420 (CPT) - Venipuncture, cutdown; younger than age 1 year

•    36425 (CPT) - Venipuncture, cutdown; age 1 or over

•    S9529 (CPT) - ROUTINE VENIPUNCTURE FOR COLLECTION OF SPECIMEN(S), SINGLE HOME BOUND, NURSING; HOME, OR SKILLED NURSING FACILITY PATIENT

1 comment:

craggy said...

I am wanting to know if it is proper to use CPT code 99211 and 85610 together? Previously these tests were coded 85610 and 36416. It appears to me the 99211 code is in error or a loophole has been found to increase the profits to the Healthcare provider. Who pays/ Patient of course.

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