NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Medicare Services is beginning to take a closer look at genetic tests and will consider if some of these molecular tests should be approved for coverage under the program.

CMS will review evidence on genetic tests, assess their preventive value, and will consider gene expression and pharmagoconemic tests for coverage decisions, according to CMS's Chief Medical Officer, Barry Straube, who spoke recently at a Department of Health and Human Services meeting in Washington, DC.

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