Question:

Will Medicare separately pay for any of the codes assigned for specimen collection?

Answer:

The 2018 Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule includes separately payable fees for the following specimen-collection methods:

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)

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