Originally published Oct. 12.

Medicare contractor Palmetto GBA has recently been outbid in its contract to administer services for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in several US states — a turn of events that has labs and molecular diagnostic companies wondering about the future of Palmetto's MolDx program, an effort to track utilization of molecular diagnostics and set reimbursement rates based on the value these tests provide to patient care.

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