Laboratory Question for the Week of June 28, 2021

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week


Can we link the 36415 code for venipuncture per test?


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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