obinna Posted Wed 12th of November, 2014 16:46:21 PM
What's the cpt code for venipuncture and what's the icd-9 or screening code to code with the venipuncture?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 12th of November, 2014 23:52:50 PM
Thanks for your question. The most common venipuncture code is 36415; collection of venous blood by venipuncture, normally referred to as a routine venipuncture. The documentation will determine the appropriate venipuncture code. See procedure codes 36400-36425 and select the appropriate venipuncture code based on the type of service that you are providing. The diagnosis code that you should use will be determined by your provider's documentation as well. There are numerous diagnosis codes that can be billed with this type of service. We would need specific information from you in order to provide a more specific answer. Take a look at the procedure code range and if you have further questions let us know. Hope this points you in the right direction.