AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 3 (March)

Surgery Cardiovascular System (March 2001)

March 2001 page 10 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, Surgery, 36430 (Q&A) Question If a patient received two units of blood on one day and two additional units of blood the following day, should code 36430 be reported four times? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 36430, Transfusion, blood or blood components, should be reported only one time per transfusion, regardless of how many units are administered. In response to your specific example, since the patient was transfused two units of blood one day and two units of blood the following day, then it would be appropriate...

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