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Blood transfusion code

  1. #1
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    Patient got blood tranfusion in Emergency room

    What is the additional code required for Medicare with blood transfusion (36430) code .

    I could not find and HCPCS code.

    Thank you

  2. #2
    I don't normally code transfusions in our er, as they are done in our oncology dept (don't ask...) but look at P9021 and around there. It depend on what type of blood , washed, donors, etc. hope that helps you!

  3. #3
    Columbia, MO
    If this is ER then the facility is the one coding for the transfusion and the codes for the product should all be driven thru the chargemaster. Every facility I have worked in for outpatient has always had these codes submittted via the chargemaster. If not then you will have to look for them as Leslie states but you may want to inquire.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

  4. #4
    Thank u Ladies. I really appreciatesd your help.

    Have a nice weekend

  5. Post PCP office obtaining auth for out pt transfusion
    Do we need to include any CPT's other than the 36430 in the auth request, such as starting IV? Or is everthing else done in preparation for the transfusion considered inclusive?

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