Question:

Are any of the specimen-collection codes paid separately by Medicare?

Answer:

According to transmittal 3999, Medicare will make separate payment under the clinical laboratory fee schedule (CLFS) for the following specimen-collection methods (effective April 1, 2018):

36415 Collection of venous blood by venipuncture
P9612 Catheterization for collection of specimen, single patient, all places of service
P9615 Catheterization for collection of specimen(s) (multiple patients)

For this transmittal, which includes the CLFS update (issued March 14, 2018), go to https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/2018-Transmittals-Items/R3999CP.html.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Print

CPT® copyright 2021 American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved.

Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.