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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Anthem Blue Cross announced on Frdiay a program to promote "appropriate use" of genetic tests and improve the efficiency of prior authorizations.

The program, called Genetic Testing Solution, will be administered by specialty benefits manager AIM Specialty Health, and is aimed at promoting "appropriate use" and providing "education that addresses the clinical and financial complexities of genetic testing," Anthem Blue Cross said in a statement.

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