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. Dec 31, 2015 In 2015, Precision Medicine Options Grew; FDA, Labs Still at Odds; Payment Remained Mostly Elusive Premium Dec 21, 2015 UnitedHealthcare Covers Foundation Medicine Test for Metastatic Lung Cancer Dec 18, 2015 ACOG Objects to Insurers' Genetic Counseling Requirements for BRCA Testing Dec 15, 2015 Veracyte's Afirma GEC Issued Positive Coverage Policies From Two New Blues Plans Dec 11, 2015 In Brief This Week: Roche; Danaher; Transgenomic; and More Nov 23, 2015 Cigna Issues Coverage Criteria for Whole-Exome Sequencing; WGS Still Not Covered Nov 23, 2015 Biocept Inks Two New Deals With Preferred Provider Organizations Nov 9, 2015 Cancer Genetics Signs Three Network Provider Agreements Nov 5, 2015 Faced With Declining Test Orders, Foundation Medicine Vows to Push Doctor Education, Reimbursement Premium Oct 20, 2015 Additional PPOs to Cover Signal Genetics Multiple Myeloma Test Oct 7, 2015 Myriad, Tufts Health Plan Sign Prolaris Coverage Contract Sep 28, 2015 Biocept Inks Coverage Agreement With MultiPlan Sep 22, 2015 Human Longevity Inks Deal for Genomic Sequencing Services With South African, UK Payor Sep 17, 2015 MDxHealth Signs Coverage Agreement With Tufts Health Plan Sep 17, 2015 Sequenom Inks National Coverage Agreement with UnitedHealthcare for Prenatal Dx Sep 14, 2015 Stratose, GHN Ink Coverage Deals With Biocept Sep 8, 2015 BCBS Rhode Island to Cover Exact Sciences' Cologuard Aug 19, 2015 Opko Signs Contract With Three Insurers Aug 14, 2015 BCBS Plan Covers Interpace MDx Tests for Thyroid Cancer Aug 12, 2015 Anthem BCBS Changes Policy, Deems NIPT Medically Necessary for Average-, Low-Risk Pregnancies 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.