Laboratory Question for the Week of June 28, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we link the 36415 code for venipuncture per test?

Answer:

Medicare will reimburse for one venipuncture on outpatients per encounter—do not link the 36415 code for venipuncture per test. Also, 36415 applies to venipuncture only. It is not a valid code for finger sticks or line draws.


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