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The government payor is interested in public input on the evidence underlying the blood-based PCR test.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

Aiming to improve patient access to critical drugs and tests, a group of legislators have started a caucus to shore up bipartisan support for personalized medicine.

The Medicare Administrative Contractor will provide limited coverage for the RNA gene expression test that helps rule out primary cutaneous melanoma.

The bipartisan bill is backed by more than 250 organizations, but ACMG remains opposed, arguing that ordering tests is part of the practice of medicine.

Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto released its final local coverage decision last year, and WPSIC has now aligned its coverage.

The final national coverage decision stipulates that NGS germline tests for assessing hereditary breast and ovarian cancer risk must have FDA's blessing.

Palmetto has expanded coverage of the ClonoSeq assay to include monitoring MRD testing for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL.)

The LCD for the RNA gene expression test will take effect on Feb. 10, 2020, the Medicare contractor said.

Despite the availability of more precision therapies and complex biomarker tests, systemic gaps and lack of physician education continued to hinder access.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

 

The LCD will provide coverage for the Decipher Prostate Biopsy genomic test for men with both favorable and unfavorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer. 

SelectHealth will cover PGx testing for Intermountain employees and beneficiaries with major depressive disorder who have failed treatment.

Recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors, posted Nov. 1, 2019.

CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.

The test, TruGraf, assesses differentially expressed genes in blood to rule out subclinical kidney transplant rejection in patients with stable renal function.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

When used together, ThyGeNext and ThyraMir combine next-generation sequencing of an individual's DNA and RNA along with a microRNA classifier.

The health technology firm is proposing a new software solution that would standardize coding in genetic testing, but a more predictable system would also narrow variability in test pricing.

In response to CMS reopening its national coverage determination to address its germline testing policy, stakeholders point out areas of concern and confusion.  

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The head of Operation Warp Speed tells Bloomberg he expects the paused AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccine trials to resume soon.

A new UK government says socioeconomic factors, not genetics, account for disparities in deaths due to COVID-19 between ethnic groups, the Financial Times reports.

NPR reports on an Alzheimer's disease drug trial that is continuing despite the pandemic.

In Nature this week: CRISPR-Cas3 system for making large deletions efficiently, more.