Laboratory Question for the Week of February 20, 2017

Laboratory Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

For the new lab payments, what codes will we use to identify the new and existing ADLTs?

Answer:

Either the American Medical Association will create CPT codes or the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will create HCPCS level II codes. These will be used to identify new and existing advanced diagnostic laboratory tests (ADLTs) and clinical diagnostic laboratory tests (CDLTs)—those that are not ADLTs—that the Food & Drug Administration cleared or approved.

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