payor coverage Biocept HER2 Assay Gains Coverage Under Medicare Local Coverage Determination for CTC Tests Under the LCD, CTC assays, such as Biocept's, will now be covered to guide targeted treatment decisions for patients with breast and other cancers under certain circumstances. Concert Genetics New Test ID Tool Works to Improve Reimbursement Process Premium The company previously launched its Concert Coding Engine to help standardize how genetic tests are coded and how labs can bill for them. 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. 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 Aug 7, 2015 Paradigm Inks Deal with Insurer Three Rivers for NGS Cancer Test Jul 23, 2015 Researchers Develop Decision Matrix to Guide Payors on Clinical, Economic Value of Companion Tests Premium Jul 15, 2015 PPO Stratose to Cover Paradigm's PCDx Cancer Test Jul 13, 2015 Health Net Begins Coverage of Biodesix's VeriStrat Jul 7, 2015 Swiss Health Insurance to Cover NIPT if First Trimester Screening Indicates High Trisomy Risk Jul 7, 2015 Aetna Covers Interpace Dx's Thyroid Cancer Test Jun 26, 2015 Veracyte Thyroid Cancer Test Added to Aetna's Laboratory Network Jun 8, 2015 Biodesix Receives Aetna Coverage for VeriStrat Lung Cancer Test May 12, 2015 UnitedHealthcare Issues Positive Coverage Decision for VeriStrat May 1, 2015 PMC Paper Asks Policymakers to Consider Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Personalized Rx Premium Apr 1, 2015 Cancer Genetics, ACPN Reach Agreement for Access to Cancer Dx Services Mar 30, 2015 Tufts Health to Cover Exact Sciences' Cologuard Test Mar 6, 2015 Anthem to Cover Exact Sciences' Cologuard under Certain Circumstances Feb 2, 2015 Invitae Amends IPO Filing Targeting up to $92.3M; Signs Reimbursement Contract with SelectHealth Breaking News Armonica Technologies Closes $2M Series B Financing Round Top Five Articles on GenomeWeb Last Week: SARS-CoV-2 PCR Tests; California Cancer Testing Law; More In Brief This Week: The Jackson Laboratory, CareDx, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Grail, Foundation Medicine, Personalis, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: NanoString, Sophia Genetics, EliTech, Lybe Scientific, More UK Government Suspends SARS-CoV-2 PCR Testing at Laboratory Due to Potential Erroneous Results The Scan J&J Booster Support A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel has voted to support a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, according to the Los Angeles Times. To Keep the Cases Moving The president of the UK Royal College of Pathologists tells the Financial Times that more investment is needed to tackle a backlog of cases. NAS Expels Archaeologist Science reports Luis Jaime Castillo Butters' expulsion is the first of an international member from the US National Academy of Sciences. PLOS Papers on Angelman Syndrome-Like Cases, Salmonella Paratyphi A, SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil In PLOS this week: exome sequencing analysis of Angelman syndrome-like cases, genetic epidemiology of Salmonella Paratyphi A, and more.