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CPT 36406, Under Venous Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code 36406 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Venous Procedures.

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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 ]
Has anyone been able to reach anyone at OWCP since they changed administrators? Every time I call I get a message saying due to call volume they are unable to take my call and I get disconnected. I ... [ Read More ]
Hi All, Code 62368 states "Electronic analysis or programmable, implanted pump for intrathecal or epidural drug infusion (includes evaluation of reservoir status, alarm status, drug prescription... [ Read More ]
Leucovorin billing for 2020 Leucovorin - 1120-1220 - 1hr infu Avastin - 1048-1118 - 30mins 5FU-push Shall we code this as: 96413 - avastin, 96417 - Leucovorin or Leucovorin still be coded as 96367? P... [ Read More ]
Has anyone coded a microscopic subinguinal varicocelectomy yet?... [ Read More ]
So, I have been getting denials for 95972 when billed with SCS implant. I've tried billing this with modifier -51 or -59 with no luck. The insurances keep denying as inclusive, I'm thinking there mayb... [ Read More ]
IF YOU ARE BILLING 1 UNIT OF 80MG DEPO OUT OF A 5ML MULTIDOSE VILE, WHAT WOULD THE NDC ML UNIT BE FOR 1 INJECTION FOR THE ML SLOT ON THE CLAIM? THE UNIT WOULD BE BILLED AS 1 BECAUSE 1 INJECTION WAS GI... [ Read More ]
We are doing telehealth visits in our office due to covid 19 and billing office visits w/pos 11 and mod 95 per insurance carrier guidelines. We had a new Medicare pt that was unable to connect w/vide... [ Read More ]
I attended a podiatry webinar back in Feb. and they stated podiatrist cannot bill a 99204 as its beyond there scope of practice?? They also stated for 99214 to be billable it must be wound management ... [ Read More ]
I code neurology and the physician saw a new patient that had a TBI from a MVA four months ago. The CC was a headache and one of his dx was a concussion and he stated it was a new problem. The doctor ... [ Read More ]
1. US guided puncture of right upper extremity AVG 2. US guided puncture additional site of right upper extremity AVG 3. Fistulogram with mechanical thrombectomy balloon angioplasty 4. Selective cathe... [ Read More ]