payor coverage New AMP Survey Reports Insufficient Reimbursement for Analysis, Interpretation of MDx Test Results The survey found analysis, interpretation, and reporting requirements can take more than six hours per test but that reimbursement for tests doesn't account for this work. Bio-Techne Obtains Reimbursement Contract With Humana for Exosome Diagnostics Prostate Biopsy Test Bio-Techne's CEO said the coverage decision will expand access to its EPI test and enable additional men to better decide whether to proceed with a prostate biopsy. German Medical Center to Report Polygenic Risk Scores as Part of Clinical Whole-Genome Testing Premium Under the Ge-Med project, University Hospital Tübingen will offer diagnostic whole-genome sequencing for all genetic indications and will include PRS in its reporting. Genomind Receives Medicare Coverage for Pharmacogenetics Test The company said its Professional PGx Express test will now be reimbursed by Medicare, and that the VA has extended its current supply contract for the test. CMS Finalizes Blood-Based Colon Cancer Screening NCD with Non-Coverage for Epi ProColon The final decision includes some changes, most notably removing requirements for guideline inclusion, but retains its technical performance benchmarks. Aug 17, 2016 BCBS Illinois to Cover Trovagene Liquid Biopsy Tests Aug 11, 2016 Genetic Tests Reveal Role for Preventive Care, but Insurance Doesn't Always Cover Aug 10, 2016 Cigna Issues Positive Coverage Decision for MDxHealth Prostate Cancer Test Aug 3, 2016 Foundation Medicine Pursuing Multiple Strategies to Expand Reimbursement for Clinical Tests Premium Jul 12, 2016 Metamark Genetics Inks Coverage Deal With BCBS Texas Jul 7, 2016 Priority Health to Cover Guardant360 Liquid Biopsy Jun 7, 2016 Metamark Signs Coverage Deal With Anthem BCBS of Georgia Jun 1, 2016 Exact Sciences Signs Cologuard Coverage Contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield May 26, 2016 Cigna to Cover NanoString Prosigna Breast Cancer Test May 11, 2016 Natera Says Bet on Average-Risk Pregnancies Paying Off as It Faces Changing Reimbursement Landscape Premium May 10, 2016 NantHealth's Cancer Profiling Test Receives Coverage From Three Self-Insured Employers May 9, 2016 Aetna Issues Positive Coverage Decision for NanoString's Prosigna Breast Cancer Test May 4, 2016 Sequenom Signs In-Network Contracts With Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield Plans Apr 8, 2016 Geisinger Health Plan Developing Coverage Policy for Diagnostic Exomes Mar 23, 2016 Sequenom Inks Deal With Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for NIPT Test Coverage Feb 25, 2016 Anthem BCBS Georgia, Virginia to Cover Exact Sciences' Cologuard Test Feb 5, 2016 Cancer Genetics Signs Coverage Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Jan 29, 2016 NantHealth Inks Coverage Deal for WGS, RNA-seq and Proteomic Test for Certain Cancer Indications Premium Jan 21, 2016 UnitedHealthcare Agrees to Cover Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic Jan 12, 2016 Blue Cross Blue Shield Illinois to Cover Biocept Liquid Biopsy Assays 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.