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Topic Originator: Darlene
Post Date December 27, 2005 @ 2:43 PM
Blood Draws


Darlene
December 27, 2005 @ 2:43 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

We can not find the correct code for " collection of venous blood by venipuncture" procedure code " 36415"
in a family practice and does Medicare cover this!! Is this a correct code. We could not find it the fee schedule. Do we need to use a modifier!
Thank You
Darlene Collings

Heather
December 29, 2005 @ 9:24 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Yes, Medicare will pay $3.00.

Rhonda
February 22, 2006 @ 11:17 AM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Is 36415 the correct procedure code?  Does Medicare pay the $3.00 in addition to the office visit?  Do you use a modifier with the code?  Thanks for your help!

Heather
February 23, 2006 @ 9:35 PM Reply  |  Email Friend   |  |Print  |  Top

Yes, Medicare pays $3.00 for lab draw (36415), even with an office visit. No modifier needed.



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