By Turna Ray

At a meeting held last week in Los Angeles, the American Medical Association's CPT Editorial Panel appeared to agree upon a handful of codes describing the most commonly used molecular diagnostics, PGx Reporter has learned. However, a second tier of codes, which would be based on the complexity of the technology and the level of effort involved in performing the test, still needs more work, according to sources knowledgeable of the procedures.

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