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Draw on These Codes for Successful Venipuncture Reporting

Question: I know that age is one of the factors that differentiates between the venipuncture codes, but what else is the difference between 36400-36410, 36420-36425, and 36415? And how do these procedures differ from 99195? New York Subscriber Answer: Perhaps the first, and most important, difference between the codes lies in the qualifications of the provider that can administer them. [...]