UnitedHealthCare UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera. Coverage Begins NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs. Myriad Genetics GeneSight PGx Test Garners UnitedHealthcare Coverage The firm said that UHC will cover the test for patients with major depressive disorder or anxiety who have failed to respond to one or more treatments. For Coverage Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma. 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. Jun 30, 2017 UnitedHealthcare Implementing Prior Authorization Program for Genetic, Molecular Tests Jun 21, 2017 Myriad Genetics Signs Pricing Agreement With United Healthcare for Several Tests May 31, 2017 United Healthcare Includes Exact Sciences' Cologuard in Coverage Document Apr 18, 2017 Interpace's ThyraMir Receives Coverage From UnitedHealthcare May 3, 2016 Roche's Ariosa Harmony Noninvasive Prenatal Test Gets Coverage From Large Private Insurers in US Jan 21, 2016 UnitedHealthcare Agrees to Cover Paradigm Cancer Diagnostic Dec 21, 2015 UnitedHealthcare Covers Foundation Medicine Test for Metastatic Lung Cancer Oct 14, 2015 Good Start Genetics, UnitedHealthcare Pen Agreement for Genetic Screening Services Sep 17, 2015 Sequenom Inks National Coverage Agreement with UnitedHealthcare for Prenatal Dx May 12, 2015 UnitedHealthcare Issues Positive Coverage Decision for VeriStrat May 1, 2015 PMC Paper Asks Policymakers to Consider Impact of Alternative Payment Models on Personalized Rx Premium Nov 7, 2014 Early Interaction with Payors Key to Indi's Success in Winning Coverage for Xpresys Lung Premium Aug 7, 2014 UnitedHealthcare to Reimburse for NanoString's Prosigna Breast Cancer Test May 7, 2014 Myriad’s UHC Contract for myRisk Offers Patients Tested on Older Dx Chance to Get NGS Premium May 6, 2014 Myriad Signs Contract with UnitedHealthcare for MyRisk Hereditary Cancer Risk Panel Mar 8, 2013 UnitedHealthcare Starting Coverage of Veractye's Thyroid Cancer MDx Mar 5, 2013 UnitedHealthcare Joins List of National Payors Supporting Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnostic Testing Nov 7, 2012 UnitedHealthcare Sees Need for National Registry to Track Use, Set Coverage of Molecular Tests Premium Feb 9, 2011 Aurora to Use Oracle's Informatics Muscle to Run More Efficient Clinical Trials; PGx in Long View Premium Dec 8, 2010 Payors Weigh in on Interface of Personalized Medicine and Comparative Effectiveness Research Premium Load More Breaking News Delic Partners With GT Research for Genetic Analysis of Cannabis, Psychedelic Mushrooms Indivumed, Biognosys Expand Partnership to Offer Immunopeptidomics Insights Multiomic Study Identifies Drivers of Severe COVID-19 in Patients Under 50 Without Comorbidities Yourgene H1 2022 Revenues More Than Double Gencove Raises $10M in Series A Financing Blueprint Genetics, BioMarin to Offer Genetic Testing for Skeletal Dysplasia in Europe, Middle East The Scan Should've Been Spotted Sooner Scientists tell the Guardian that SARS-CoV-2 testing issues at a UK lab should have been noticed earlier. For Martian Fuel Researchers have outlined a plan to produce rocket fuel on Mars that uses a combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide, frozen water, cyanobacteria, and engineered E. coli, according to Gizmodo. To Boost Rapid Testing The Washington Post writes that new US programs aim to boost the availability of rapid at-home SARS-CoV-2 tests. PNAS Papers on Strawberry Evolution, Cell Cycle Regulators, False-Positive Triplex Gene Editing In PNAS this week: strawberry pan-genome, cell cycle-related roles for MDM2 and MDMX, and more.