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Differentiate Collection and Transfusion of Autologous Blood

Question: How can we bill for outpatient autologous blood transfusions? Are there different codes for the collection and transfusion of autologous blood? Which codes can we bill at the time of collection of the autologous blood? Ohio Subscriber Answer: Collection and transfusion of blood are not the same. For the collection of autologous blood, you submit code 86890 (Autologous blood or component, [...]