AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 1

New Proprietary Laboratory Analyses codes

A new set of CPT codes (Proprietary Laboratory Analyses codes (PLA) have been created to identify tests belonging to specific laboratories or manufacturers. The new PLA codes are alpha-numeric CPT® codes with a corresponding code descriptor and will be utilized to facilitate accurate reporting of laboratory tests. These PLA codes describe proprietary clinical laboratory analyses and can be either provided by a single (“sole-source”) laboratory or licensed or marketed to multiple providing laboratories (eg, cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).    Although the PLA codes became effective for reporting on February 1...

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