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  Confuse with 99195 and 36415 CPT® code
rhina
Confuse with 99195 and 36415 CPT® code
Posted:
Apr 25 2012, 7:20 PM
Hi, I was searching what should be the correct CPT® if the office did a blood collection to test like CBC/Differential, Comp metabolic panel, PTT, Prothrombin Time and Platelet, and forwarded it to the outside lab. Or how about if the blood collection was done at the outside lab and did everything?

Confusing, so hard to decide, any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Rhina

 
rhina
re: Confuse with 99195 and 36415 CPT® code
Posted:
Apr 26 2012, 5:47 PM
Can I rely on somebody here.....Pls post any comments or other information you know about these. Thanks once again.

 
nmaguire
re: Confuse with 99195 and 36415 CPT® code
Posted:
Apr 26 2012, 6:25 PM
You should not use the therapeutic phlebotomy code when the doctor/nurse draws blood during a visit for tests. Report 36415 (Collection of venous blood by venipuncture) for the blood draw. Code 99195 represents a therapeutic phlebotomy, often used in the treatment of polycythemia vera to reduce the hematocrit and red blood cell mass. Therapeutic phlebotomies are used in the treatment of other diseases as well.

 
rhina
re: Confuse with 99195 and 36415 CPT® code
Posted:
Apr 26 2012, 7:16 PM
here's the dx code used: V72.84, 530.11 , 210.2 , 278.00..

If 36415 is gonna be used, my question is if the blood collected was sent to the outside lab what should be the correct CPT® 99000?

 

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