Routine Venipuncture and the Collection of Blood Specimen A. Routine Venipuncture/Capillary Blood Collection Routine venipuncture CPT codes 36415 and S9529 and capillary blood collection code 36416, are eligible for separate reimbursement when reported with an E/M and/or a laboratory service. Unless an additional routine venipuncture/capillary blood collection is clinically necessary, the frequency limit for any of these services is once per member, per provider, per date of service. The frequency limit will also apply to any combination of these codes reported on the same date of service for the same member by the same provider. (See also our Frequency Editing Reimbursement Policy.)

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August 2018 Empire Provider Newsletter