Laboratory

Laboratory Question for the Week of March 16, 2020

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is code 36415 reportable for finger sticks or line draws?

Answer:

Code 36415 applies to venipuncture only. It is not a valid code for finger sticks or line draws. Note that again for 2020, 36415 has been assigned to status indicator (SI) “Q4”, meaning that will be conditionally packaged if billed on the same claim as an HCPCS code assigned a published status indicator “J1”, “J2”, “S”, “T”, “V”, “Q1”, “Q2”, or “Q3”.

36415 Collection of venous blood by venipuncture

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