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    Apr 2007
    orange, ca

    Default phlebotomy code 99195

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    Hello fellow coders!

    Wondering, if a physician draws blood in the office on a different day than the consult, should i code it as 99195(phlebotomy) or 36415(venipuncture)? What's the difference? Any explanations/link/supporting documentation is GREATLY appreicated!!!

    Thanks sooooo much for your time!!!

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    Apr 2007
    Dickson, TN

    Default 99195 vs 36415

    99195 is basically modern day blood letting. it is a theuraputic blood draw most commonly for hemochromatosis with iron overload. 36415 is a blood draw for labs.
    Debbie Potts England
    Lyles, TN 37098

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