AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 1 (January)

Cardiovascular System (January 2002)

January 2002 page 11 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, Surgery, 36540 (Q&A) Question Is it appropriate to report the collection of a blood specimen when it is obtained from a venous access device rather than by venipuncture? AMA Comment Yes. If a blood specimen is obtained through a venous access device that has been implanted (eg, for chemotherapy administration), then the reported. Code 36540, Collection of blood specimen from a partially or completely implantable venous access device, should be reported to describe the procedure. Cardiovascular System, Surgery, 36540 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2002; January 2002 page 11 ...

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