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The Medicare Administrative Contractor's decision covers molecular diagnostic laboratory tests as predictive classifiers for non-small cell lung cancer.
The Medicare Administrative Contractor is aligning its coverage decision with Palmetto GBA's final decision and it will go into effect May 4.
A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.
The Medicare Administrative Contractor will provide limited coverage for the RNA gene expression test that helps rule out primary cutaneous melanoma.
Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto released its final local coverage decision last year, and WPSIC has now aligned its coverage.
The LCD for the RNA gene expression test will take effect on Feb. 10, 2020, the Medicare contractor said.
Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.
Effective Feb. 3, 2020, the donor-derived cell-free DNA test will be covered for all kidney transplant recipients, including those with multiple kidney transplants.
The LCD will provide coverage for the Decipher Prostate Biopsy genomic test for men with both favorable and unfavorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer.
President Donald Trump announced the US would be leaving the World Health Organization, NBC News reports.
A study of Great Danes homes in on a genomic region linked to fearfulness.
CDC head says a new analysis indicates earlier testing wouldn't have caught viral spread, NPR reports.
In PLOS this week: gene expression and epigenetics of Indonesian populations, hookworm parasite secretome, and more.