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