General Question for the Week of February 17, 2020

General Compliance Question of the Week


Is 36000 separately reportable for therapeutic phlebotomy?


Services integral to performing the therapeutic phlebotomy (such as codes 36000, 36410, or 96360–96376) are not separately reportable. Refer to the NCCI Policy Manual narrative, Chapter 11. When a primary line of fluids is initiated as a component of the phlebotomy procedure, this would not be billed as hydration therapy (96361).

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