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Ask a Rev Cycle Expert: Blood Collection CPT® Code?


What CPT® code should we use to report a blood collection from an existing arterial line or sheath?


There is no specific Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code to report a blood draw from an arterial catheter. CPT® guidance is to report CPT® code 37799 Unlisted procedure, vascular surgery.

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