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NEW YORK – Bio-Techne said today that the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) National Government Services issued a final Local Coverage Decision (LCD) for its ExoDx Prostate IntelliScore (EPI) test for men who are being considered for an initial prostate biopsy.

The decision, which enables Medicare reimbursement, is effective for tests administered on or after Dec. 1, Bio-Techne said. More than 60 million Medicare beneficiaries will be covered for the EPI test by then, the firm said.

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