AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2020 Issue 1; For Your Information

New CPT Proprietary Lab Analysis (PLA) codes

The following PLA codes are effective January 1, 2020: New PLA codes: CPT Code Long Descriptor Effective Date 0139U Neurology (autism spectrum disorder [ASD]), quantitative measurements of 6 central carbon metabolites (ie, a-ketoglutarate, alanine, lactate, phenylalanine, pyruvate, and succinate), LC-MS/MS, plasma, algorithmic analysis with result reported as negative or positive (with metabolic subtypes of ASD) January 1, 2020 0140U Infectious disease (fungi), fungal pathogen identification, DNA (15 fungal targets), blood culture, amplified probe technique, each target reported as detected or not detected January 1, 2020 0141U Infectious disease (bacteria and fungi), gram-positive organism identification and drug resistance element detection...

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