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My Gene Counsel's confirmatory testing program is the latest example of how the healthcare system is adapting to consumers' growing appetite for genetic testing.
Palmetto's MolDx has agreed to cover Myriad's MyPath Melanoma to help rule out the disease when the biopsy can't be definitively classified by standard clinical and histopathological characteristics.
The agency said it is sensitive to stakeholder concerns and is working with MACs to adjust claims processing systems.
The test is designed to determine which early-stage, estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer patients are likely to benefit from extended endocrine therapy.
The LCD will enable coverage of Envisia in patients for whom imaging does not lead to a definitive diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
The diversity of the organizations that have signed the letter to CMS demonstrates widespread concern over this policy.
CMS's move to restrict coverage could limit test access for early-stage cancer patients and negatively impact lab revenues.
Data from the GUIDED study will be central to commercial payor discussions, a Medicare LCD reconsideration request, and eventually expansion into the primary care market.
In a letter to CMS, AMP made a case for crosswalking existing CPT codes for BRCA1/2 testing to codes that more accurately reflect the work required to analyze these genes.
New drugs, tests, and policies suggest steady and continued future growth in the space, though public awareness of personalized medicine continues to lag.
The group recommends Myriad Genetics' EndoPredict, NanoString's Prosigna, and Genomic Health's Oncotype DX tests for guiding chemotherapy decisions if certain conditions are met.
A study of the detection of potential adverse drug events or interactions found that using PGx information led to better prediction of serious issues, despite no significant change overall.
The telegenomics firm's 40 genetics experts will evaluate and make care decision for patients, and facilitate peer-to-peer consultations for providers.
The decision, issued by Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA, is effective Dec. 10 and provides coverage of the test for about 25,000 Medicare patients.
The test is designed to analyze a panel of 112 genes to help in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology.
Smaller multiplex molecular panels of five or fewer targets will be covered, while a determination of gastrointestinal panel coverage is expected soon.
The test is a targeted sequencing assay that detects mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients to inform treatment selection.
An Oregon Health Authority committee issued a draft guidance to not cover NGS testing for solid tumors, which advocacy groups say will limit access to Medicaid beneficiaries.
Veracyte said that the draft policy is open to a 45-day comment period and could potentially go into effect in early 2019.
The move is precipitated by CMS's decision to grant national coverage to NGS companion diagnostics when they're approved by the FDA.
Master's and doctoral students in the UK call on funding groups to extend their grants for the duration of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Guardian reports.
Squid can make edits to their RNA within the cytoplasm of their axons, Science News reports.
The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $25 million toward COVID-19 treatment research, according to the Verge.
In Science this week: researchers engineer version of Cas9 that is nearly PAM-less, and more.