NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a coverage policy to begin reimbursing MDxHealth's ConfirmMDx prostate cancer test effective Nov. 3.

Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA issued a draft local coverage decision (LCD) a few months ago proposing to cover the test only when it is performed by doctors enrolled in a MolDx-approved certification and training registry program, or CTR.

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The president of France's National Research Agency has resigned, according to Nature News.

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