Humana Humana Broadens Coverage of NIPT for Average Risk Pregnancies As a result of the expanded coverage, Natera said it believes there are currently 139 million people covered in the US for average risk NIPT. CMS Draft Coverage Policy on NGS Cancer Tests Raises Questions About Where Commercial Payors Stand Premium Executives at two commercial payors said they'd follow CMS' lead when it comes to patients covered under Medicare but beyond that their support for the agency's policy is less clear. Exact Sciences' Colon Cancer Test to Get Humana In-Network Coverage The stool-based test was approved by US regulators in 2014 and included as an A-rated service in the US Preventive Services Task Force's colorectal cancer screening guidelines earlier this year. Invitae Inks National Provider Agreement With Humana The deal suggests the company is making steady progress toward its goal of signing coverage deals with all major private payors by year end. Exact v Humana Lawsuit Reflects Genetic Testing Firms' Deepening Adversarial Relations With Payors Premium The case suggests that the Affordable Care Act's provisions on coverage of preventive services may add another layer of complexity to already strained relations. Feb 9, 2016 Exact Sues Humana for Denying Cologuard Payment Aug 10, 2011 Genomic Health Focuses on Oncotype DX Tests for DCIS and Colon Cancer for Future Growth Premium Oct 19, 2010 Humana to Cover Agendia's MammaPrint Feb 3, 2010 Medco Acquires DNA Direct to Expand PGx Offerings with Genetic Education, Testing Decision Support Premium Nov 4, 2009 Insurers Tracking Unnecessary Testing with Myriad's BRACAnalysis Tests Premium Apr 14, 2009 Paired Ends: Apr 14, 2009 Premium Apr 10, 2009 People in the News: Apr 10, 2009 Apr 8, 2009 Pairings : Apr 8, 2009 Premium Breaking News In Brief This Week: Veracyte, Danaher, Chembio Diagnostics, and More Decode Genetics Plasma Proteome Study Improves Understanding of Disease Pathogenesis Euformatics Gains CE-IVD Mark for OmnomicsNGS People in the News: New Appointments at SomaLogic, 23andMe, Pacific Biosciences, More New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: GenDx, Eurofins Technologies, Codex DNA, More Variant Identified in Amish Population Appears to Protect From Cardiovascular Disease The Scan Steps for Quick Review The US Food and Drug Administration is preparing for the quick review of drugs and vaccines for the Omicron variant, according to the Wall Street Journal. Moving Away From Using Term 'Race' A new analysis finds that geneticists are using the term "race" in their papers less than in years past, as Science reports. Point of the Program The Guardian writes that some scientists have called the design of a UK newborn sequencing program into question. Science Papers Present Multi-Omic Analysis of Lung Cells, Regulation of Cardiomyocyte Proliferation In Science this week: a multi-omic analysis of lung cells focuses on RIT1-regulated pathways, and more.