Results 1 to 4 of 4

IV starts

  1. #1
    East Stroudsburg, PA
    Red face IV starts
    Medical Coding Books
    Ok having a hard time with coding this and getting a straight answer from my CRNA's. I think I just have a case of the Monday's.

    My CRNA's are stating that they are doing IV starts for patients. Not central lines but just IV starts. This is usually for difficult sticks and not usually kids.

    How do I code this??

    And help/reference is greatly appreciated!


  2. #2
    We were instructed by our Medicare carrier to bill CRNA hard start IVs as 36410 (I know.... CPT description says necessitating physician skill). Your providers should document that they were called to perform this service. All of our other payers have followed suit and I have had no payment issues from any payer.

    Julie, CPC

  3. #3
    Columbia, MO
    I would not use 36410, as this is for physicians only to use when they are called in to start an IV. There is no code for this activity, and in my experience when the hosptial calls for a CRNA to start the IV, then the hospital pays them for this, it is not a billable activity. Just a thought.

  4. #4
    Just to add another opinion - we bill ours IV starts by CRNA's like Julie mentioned above with the 36410 code.
    Missy Heuer CPC, CIRCC, CANPC

Similar Threads

  1. Billing starts with Intake
    By mistygeorge in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-19-2014, 12:06 PM
  2. IV starts
    By susiekay in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-05-2009, 07:52 AM
  3. One Doc starts Cath, other when finishes
    By acartercpc in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-14-2009, 02:49 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-09-2008, 08:25 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.