AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2018 Issue 2; For Your Information

New CPT codes for Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA)

There are several new Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) codes established by the American Medical Association (AMA) that are now available for reporting. These new PLA codes, their code descriptors and effective dates, are listed in the table below. CPT Code Long Descriptor Effective Date 0004U Infectious disease (bacterial), DNA, 27 resistance genes, PCR amplification and probe hybridization in microarray format (molecular detection and identification of AmpC, carbapenemase and ESBL coding genes), bacterial culture colonies, report of genes detected or not detected, per isolate   January 1, 2018 0015U Drug metabolism (adverse drug reactions), DNA, 22 drug metabolism and transporter...

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