Is code 36415 reportable for finger sticks or line draws?
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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