NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clinical lab organizations and a number of companies that develop and make molecular diagnostics have banded together to create a group to press for better government reimbursement while the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services works to restructure its pricing plans.

The Coalition to Strengthen the Future of Molecular Diagnostics said last week that it has launched because CMS has been paying lower reimbursement rates while it conducts a review of its process for pricing these tests.

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