AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 8 (August)

Cardiovascular Surgery, 36430 (Q&A) (August 1997)

August 1997 page 18a Coding Consultation Cardiovascular Surgery, 36430 (Q&A) Question Can 12 units of 36430 be reported for the administration of 6 units of packed red blood cells and 6 units of fresh frozen plasma? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, 36430, Transfusion, blood or blood products can be reported for packed red blood cells and fresh frozen plasma, since both are components of blood. Since 36430 does not differentiate the blood components, the code 36430 should be reported once for the transfusion of all 12 units of blood or blood components. Cardiovascular Surgery, 36430 (Q&...

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