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CPT 36405, Under Venous Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 36405 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Venous Procedures.

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April 03, 2019
Get out your 2019 CPT® code books. You have some code changes to make. Effective July 1, 2019, the American Medical Association (AMA) is adding 21 new lab codes and deleting one in Appendix O, Multia... [ Read More ]
June 19, 2018
Venipuncture coding is easy, but there are three rules to follow: 1. Select the right code. Venipuncture coding is described using CPT® 36415 Collection of venous blood by venipuncture. 2. Don’t a... [ Read More ]
March 19, 2015
Report routine venipuncture with 36415 Collection of venous blood, by venipuncture. Per CPT® instruction, never append modifier 63 Procedure performed on infants less than 4kg to 36415, even for very... [ Read More ]
August 01, 2014
Have a Coding Quandary? Ask John Q: Can you explain the difference among venipuncture codes 36000 and 36400-36415? A: For routine collection of blood samples by venipuncture, use 36415 Collection of v... [ Read More ]
February 01, 2008
You’re Probably Familiar with Critical Care Codes 99291-99292, But Have You Experienced Coding Intricacies for Pediatric Patients 24 Months of Age or Younger? By Patricia Champion, CPC The same defi... [ Read More ]
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