Three months after the US Food and Drug Administration said Exact Sciences’ genetic colorectal cancer screening test is “adulterated” and “misbranded,” the company will meet with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to discuss its request for the federal government to reimburse for the test.
 
Exact plans to meet with CMS later this week about the status of its application for a national coverage decision for the PreGen-Plus assay, a stool-based DNA colorectal cancer screening test.
 

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