Coding Requirements for Specimen Collection (Rev. 3056, 12-01-14)

by  Jared Staheli
July 10th, 2015

The following HCPCS codes and terminology must be used:

36415 – Collection of venous blood by venipuncture.

G0471 – Collection of venous blood by venipuncture or urine sample by catheterization from an individual in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) or by a laboratory on behalf of a home health agency (HHA)

P9615 – Catheterization for collection of specimen(s).

The allowed amount for specimen collection in each of the above circumstances is included in the laboratory fee schedule distributed annually by CMS.


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