CMS Cuts Reimbursement for BRCA1/2 Testing by 49 Percent; Analyst Downgrades Myriad Shares | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updated its reimbursement level for BRACA testing at $1,438 for 2014, a slash of nearly 49 percent from a previous level of $2,795.

As a result, investment bank Mizuho Securities today downgraded its rating on Myriad Genetics' shares to Hold from Buy and cut the price target on the company's stock to $24 from $36.

In morning trading on the Nasdaq on Monday, shares of Myriad fell 16 percent to $20.18.

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