AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 4; For Your Information

Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) codes effective January 1, 2018

Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) codes were created to identify tests belonging to specific laboratories or manufacturers. These PLA codes are alpha-numeric CPT® codes with a corresponding code descriptor utilized to facilitate accurate reporting of laboratory tests. These PLA codes describe proprietary clinical laboratory analyses provided by a single (sole-source) laboratory or licensed or marketed to multiple laboratories (e.g., cleared or approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The list below contains 11 new PLA codes created by the AMA and became effective January 1, 2018.   CPT Code Long Descriptor 0024U Glycosylated acute phase proteins (GlycA)...

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