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CodeMap® 06/30/2017: Specimen Collection Codes

CodeMap® Compliance Briefing: June 30, 2017

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Specimen collection is an essential component of almost all clinical laboratory tests and procedures. In most cases, both federally funded and private health care programs will reimburse providers for specimen collection. Although the resulting reimbursement is often minimal (eg, Medicare pays $3.00 for routine venipunctures), providers should diligently code, report, and submit claims for these frequently performed services. This CodeMap® Compliance Briefing discusses the procedure codes associated with specimen collection along with the associated claims submittal and reimbursement rules of the Medicare program and private payers. If you have any questions, suggestions, or comments concerning this briefing, please send them to u....

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