AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2010 Issue 4; FOR your INFORMATION

Changes to Codes 36591 and 36592

Among the changes in CPT for 2011, there is an important revision to codes that had been confusing to hospital coders. Specifically, codes 36591, Collection of blood specimen from a completely implantable venous access device, and 36592, Collection of blood specimen using established central or peripheral catheter, venous, not otherwise specified, contained a parenthetical note to not report these codes with any to other service. That parenthetical note has been revised to allow the reporting of these codes in conjunction with a laboratory service. ...

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