AMA CPT® Assistant - 2018 Issue 8 (August)

Reporting Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) Codes (August 2018)

August 2018 pages 3-5 Reporting Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) Codes In 2016, the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) Editorial Panel approved the addition of the new Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) section in the CPT code set. PLA test codes were released on a quarterly basis and published on the CPT public website at The initial set of codes became effective on January 1, 2017. New PLA codes become effective in the quarter following their approval and publication. New PLA codes were also included in the annual update of the CPT codebook beginning in 2018. Due to...

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