Coverage and reimbursement decisions are made individually by private and public insurers and can even vary by account. These decisions may be at the local, regional or national level.
In the United States, galectin-3 has been assigned an analyte-specific CPT® code for the measurement in serum or plasma effective January 1, 2013: CPT® 82777
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The decision as to the appropriate coding to report galectin-3 testing is at the discretion of the laboratory performing the test based upon the test actually performed, documentation in the record, and the medical necessity of testing. Coding information included on this website is based upon publicly available information as of 1/1/2013, and is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be coding or reimbursement advice. Please consult with your reimbursement resources and individual payers to confirm appropriate coding and billing policies that may apply.