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Venipuncture reported with Labs or E&M service
May 1, 2018

Our Laboratory and Pathology payment policy and Evaluation and Management payment policy state that we deny venipuncture (36415) with lab and E/M codes. We want to remind you that this applies to all claims, including Medicare Advantage claims. Beginning July 15, 2018, we will deny Medicare Advantage claims for venipuncture when billed with lab and E/M codes.