Blue Cross Blue Shield Won't Cover or Administer The Boston Globe reports six health insurance companies say they will not cover Biogen's Alzheimer's disease drug and the New York Times says two medical centers will not administer it. Biocept Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test Obtains Coverage From Blue Cross Affiliate Highmark After a two-year evaluation in advanced non-small cell lung cancers with Allegheny Health Network, the payor will cover the test for its regional members. Wide Variation in Genomic Testing Utilization Across US, Report Finds The report also identified opportunities to improve adoption through dissemination of evidence supporting the clinical and economic utilization of testing. Interpace Diagnostics Signs Thyroid Cancer Test Coverage Deals With Three BCBS Plans When used together, ThyGeNext and ThyraMir combine next-generation sequencing of an individual's DNA and RNA along with a microRNA classifier. Interpace Diagnostics Thyroid Assays Covered In-Network by Blue Shield of California Blue Shield of California's members will be able to access Interpace's tests on an in-network basis, which will limit their out-of-pocket expenses. Nov 13, 2018 Interpace Diagnostics Q3 Revenues Up 38 Percent Nov 8, 2018 Illumina, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Partner on Precision Medicine Report Jun 11, 2018 Interpace Thyroid Tests Get Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Coverage Apr 2, 2018 Interpace Diagnostics Thyroid Assays Covered by Blue Shield of California Mar 8, 2018 Interpace Thyroid Tests Covered by Four New BCBS Plans Dec 18, 2017 Wellmark BCBS to Cover Biocept Liquid Biopsy in Iowa, South Dakota Oct 16, 2017 Thermo Fisher's NSCLC Companion Dx Covered by Regence BCBS Aug 24, 2017 CareFirst BCBS, Exosome Dx Partner on Evidence Development Studies Jul 18, 2017 Castle Biosciences Uveal Melanoma Prognostic Test Garners Coverage from Multiple Payors Nov 2, 2016 MDxHealth Posts Sharp Rise in Q3 Revenues Oct 6, 2016 Highmark BCBS to Cover MDxHealth Prostate Cancer Test Sep 29, 2016 Vermillion's Aspira Labs Wins Coverage from CareFirst BCBS for OVA1 Jul 12, 2016 Metamark Genetics Inks Coverage Deal With BCBS Texas Jun 1, 2016 Exact Sciences Signs Cologuard Coverage Contract with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield May 4, 2016 Sequenom Signs In-Network Contracts With Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield Plans Feb 25, 2016 Anthem BCBS Georgia, Virginia to Cover Exact Sciences' Cologuard Test Feb 22, 2016 Exact Sciences Sues BCBS of North Carolina for Refusing to Pay Cologuard Claims Feb 5, 2016 Cancer Genetics Signs Coverage Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota Oct 7, 2015 Invitae Expands Test Offerings, Inks Agreement With BCBS Association Premium Sep 8, 2015 Cancer Genetics Inks Coverage Agreement With Illinois Blue Cross Blue Shield Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.