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.