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Differentiate Bone Marrow Harvesting and Sampling

Question: How can we report bone marrow harvesting? Do the codes for bone marrow sampling apply to bone marrow harvesting? Ohio Subscriber Answer: When your physician harvests stem cells from the bone marrow, you submit code 38230 (Bone marrow harvesting for transplantation; allogeneic) or 38232 (Bone marrow harvesting for transplantation; autologous), depending upon the allogeneic or autologous sites of harvest. Bone marrow [...]