Is There a Role for PGx Strategies in Bundled Reimbursement Model for Cancer Treatment? | GenomeWeb

UnitedHealthcare's two-year pilot program to test whether a bundled reimbursement scheme can reduce the high costs of cancer treatment is slated to report results later this summer.

However, while costly pharmacogenomically guided treatments are common in oncology, the preliminary information released on UHC's pilot program doesn't indicate whether it will yield any cost-effectiveness and clinical utility information about personalized medicine interventions.

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