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Cord blood collection

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    Default Cord blood collection
    Medical Coding Books
    One of my docs came in and said there is a CPT code for collection of the cord blood for banking. He used a kit at the time of a c-section to extract the blood from the umbilical cord. I have not been able to find anything other then the S2140 or an unlisted code of 59899.

    Has anyone else coded for this before and if so, how?

    Rhonda Green, CPC

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    Billing Codes
    There are no billing codes specific to cord blood collection. Codes that have been recommended by various coding sources are as follows:

    S2140 (cord blood harvesting for transplantation, allogeneic)
    59899 (unlisted procedure, maternity care and delivery)
    36406 (venipuncture, needle, or catheter for diagnostic study or intravenous
    therapy, percutaneous (other vein))

    Sources: OB/GYN Coding Alert, OB/GYN Reimbursement and Compliance Report, Ingenix Coding, and the ACOG Coding Committee. Please note that CPT Code 38231 was discontinued in 2002. The November 2003 OB/GYN Reimbursement and Compliance Report strongly discourages the use of codes 38205 and 38206.

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    thanks Jackie...that is what I thought..
    Rhonda Green, CPC

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