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CMS Says Genetic-Testing Specialty Under CLIA Rules 'Forthcoming'

The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare said this week that a genetic-testing-specific set of standards is currently in clearance at the agency.

"There will be a regulation forthcoming," a CMS official told Pharmacogenomics Reporter sister publication GenomeWeb News this week. "It is a proposed rule that will solicit comments from the public."

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