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Tip: New assays added to CPT manual

APCs Insider, April 4, 2014

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Two new codes were added to the Multianalyte Assays with Algorithmic Analysis (MAAA) section in the 2014 CPT® Manual:
  • 81504, oncology (tissue of origin)
  • 81507, fetal aneuploidy DNA sequence analysis (specifically for the Harmony Prenatal Test) 
These assay results are used with other patient information and run through an algorithm to determine a numeric score or probability. They are typically unique to a single clinical laboratory or manufacturer. Appendix O features a table that lists all MAAA procedures.
This tip is adapted from “AMA updates CPT codes for new technology and drugs in 2014” in the April issue of Briefings on APCs.

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