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CPT, Z-code, LCD: Impact to Genetic Testing Laboratories

From the 2020 Joint Annual Meeting (July 1, 2020)
Presented by Cheryl James, DLM
In recent years there have been many changes impacting genetic testing laboratories related to CPT codes, Z-codes, LCDs, and NCCI edits, to name a few. We will discuss what genetic testing laboratories need to be aware of to navigate this diverse area that impacts the billing and reimbursement for genetic tests.

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the different types of CPT codes that are used for genetic testing
  2. Summarize why it is important for genetic labs to understand how CPT codes, Z-codes, LCDs, NCCI edits can impact the laboratory
  3. Identify the resources where genetic labs can stay up-to-date on changes in coding

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area of Administration/Cytogenetics/Molecular Biology will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.