In Billing
Mar 19th, 2015
Report routine venipuncture with 36415 Collection of venous blood, by venipuncture. Per CPT® instruction, never append modifier 63 Procedure performed on infants less than 4kg to 36415, even for very young and small patients. The CMS 2015 National Physician Fee Schedule Relative Value File assigns 36415 an “X” status code, meaning that the service is ...
Have a Coding Quandary? Ask John Q: Can you explain the difference among venipuncture codes 36000 and 36400-36415? A: For routine collection of blood samples by venipuncture, use 36415 Collection of venous blood by venipuncture. Codes 36400-36410 differ from 36415 in that they describe venipuncture that requires a physician’s (or other qualified provider’s) skill to ...
Jun 1st, 2010
By Holly J. Cassano, CPC As a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) who supports emergency department (ED) physicians, I am often asked how to code appropriately for the physician component of critical care services in the ED. In response, I created these 10 commandments of critical care coding in the emergency room (ER). 1. Thou Shalt ...