Genetic Testing - Insurance Coverage & Reimbursement

Reimbursement

ACLA said the goal of the delay is to redefine "applicable laboratories" and give labs and CMS more time to collect data that will inform market-based pricing.

The company said it now has payor coverage for more than 130 million individuals.

Genelex is hoping that a recently published randomized-controlled trial will help it get on better footing with Medicare.

Several MDx firms recently touted BCBS's Evidence Street opinions on their tests as milestones, and Palmetto GBA's MolDx may soon be using its assessments.

Starting Feb. 15, Aetna members will be able to access NxGen MDx's genetic screening and noninvasive prenatal testing as an in-network benefit. 

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.