CPT codes Diaceutics, Alva10 Gathering Evidence Base for Improving PD-L1 Test Reimbursement Premium The companies will work with labs to improve payors' understanding of the costs of performing PD-L1 testing and the value it provides to patient care. Palmetto Cease-and-Desist Letter to Reimbursement Expert Raises Questions About Pricing Transparency Premium As government lab spending grows, the Medicare contractor has barred access to a coding and pricing file obtained via FOIA claiming it holds business secrets. CMS Increases Payment Rates for High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Tests The new rate applies to clinical diagnostic lab tests using high-throughput technologies that can process more than 200 specimens per day. Myriad Genetics Fiscal Q1 Revenues Drop 8 Percent on Hereditary Cancer Testing Coding Challenges The company had a challenging fiscal first quarter due to the deletion of CPT codes that payors used to use to reimburse hereditary cancer testing. Concert Genetics Launches Software to Limit Coding Variability in Genetic Testing Premium The health technology firm is proposing a new software solution that would standardize coding in genetic testing, but a more predictable system would also narrow variability in test pricing. Jan 4, 2019 Pathologist Group Asks Medicare to Reconsider Payment for BRCA Genetic Testing CPT Codes Dec 27, 2018 Epigenomics Pushes New Promotion Efforts for ProColon Test as Other Assays in Pipeline Advance Premium Sep 18, 2017 AMA Quickly Issuing New Proprietary Analyses Codes, but Will They Improve MDx Reimbursement? Premium Dec 22, 2016 NGS Test Coding Changes Slated for Discussion at 2017 CPT Editorial Panel Meeting Apr 19, 2016 Invitae's Breast Cancer Tests Get New Medicare Reimbursement Code Dec 2, 2015 Amid PAMA Implementation, Stakeholders Contemplate Coding to Facilitate Market-Based MDx Pricing Premium May 29, 2015 CMS Contractors Issue Prices for Few MDx CPT Codes; Most Large Sequencing Panels Remain Unpriced Oct 15, 2014 CMS Issues Preliminary Lab Fee Schedule Determinations for Genomic Testing CPT Codes Premium Jul 2, 2014 Palmetto GBA Issues Three Draft LCDs on Multi-marker Tests; MolDx Lays out Review Criteria, Process Premium Apr 2, 2014 Market-based Reimbursement Provisions for Lab Tests in HR 4302 Passes Senate with Industry Backing Premium Dec 24, 2013 Top PGx Reporter Stories of 2013 Focus on Reimbursement, Regulation, Gene Patenting Premium Dec 11, 2013 In 2014 Final Rule, CMS Plans Annual Technology Reviews to Establish Payment Accuracy for Lab Tests Premium Oct 23, 2013 Transgenomic Enlists PDI to Market Cardiac PGx Test; PDI Entering MDx Space Premium Oct 16, 2013 MDxHealth's MGMT Dx May Benefit from NCCN Support for Assessing Methylation Status in Glioblastoma Premium Oct 2, 2013 CMS National Payment Limit for Tier 1 Codes Not as Low as Before, but Challenges Remain Premium Oct 2, 2013 CMS Still Unwilling to Pay for Algorithm Portion of Multi-analyte Algorithm-based Assays Premium Sep 18, 2013 Amid Deepening Reimbursement Challenges, MDx-Focused Bill MODDERN Revived in Congress Premium Jul 31, 2013 Q&A: GE's Orrin Marcella Discusses Coalition to Strengthen the Future of Molecular Diagnostics Premium May 22, 2013 CMS Issues Pricing for MDx Codes; Labs, Test Developers Still Critical of Rates and Methodology Premium Apr 1, 2013 Lab Group Tells CMS That Medicare Contractors Aren't Paying for MDx Tests With New CPT Codes Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.