Hospital Code for Venipuncture Perfomed in Lab

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Hello,

We code for a hospital who has an in-house lab. Occasionally patients will get their venipuncture done at the lab instead of in the clinic. Are we able to code for the 36415 under the ordering physician even if the provider didn't draw the blood?

Thank you,
Krystal
 

thomas7331

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Yes, the hospital can bill 36415 for the venipuncture on the UB claim if it was performed by the hospital staff in the facility. It is reimbursed under OPPS according to the clinical lab fee schedule, or packaged in payment with other outpatient services performed for the patient on that day.
 
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