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Pay-per-view: New molecular pathology coding still complex

APCs Insider, April 12, 2013

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At first glance, the new CPT® codes for reporting molecular pathology services might seem simple. They certainly look easier than the old stacking codes that focused on methodology and processes, resulting in multiple codes and quantities being used to report a single test. In their place is a growing list of molecular pathology CPT codes that are gene and analyte specific.

The AMA began the move away from stacking codes as part of the 2012 CPT Manual by introducing 101 Tier 1 and nine Tier 2 molecular pathology codes; for 2013, the AMA has added still more codes.
 
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