This is the only fee applicable for taking blood specimens and is to apply in those situations where a single bloodwork service is provided by an unassociated facility or person.
Where a blood specimen is taken by a laboratory and dispatched to another unassociated laboratory, the original laboratory may charge 90000 only when it does not perform another laboratory procedure using blood collected at the same time. (See Preamble Clause C. 21.)
This test is restricted to laboratories, vested interest laboratories and hospitals: The collection of specimens billed under these fee codes must conform to the regulatory provisions governing diagnostic facilities.
Please reference the billing pre-amble for these relevant interpretations of this billing code:See Pre-Amble Notes