NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – MDxHealth today announced that its ConfirmMDx test for prostate cancer will now be covered by Michigan-based health plan Priority Health for all of its nearly 720,000 members.
Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer detects the methylation status of biomarkers associated with the cancer development process, identifying patients who many not need a repeat biopsy following a negative result. Earlier this year, the test was included in the US 2016 National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Guidelines for prostate cancer screening.
"With the recent inclusion of ConfirmMDx in the NCCN clinical guidelines, we are gaining more momentum with commercial payors," CEO Jan Groen said in a statement. "Our coverage for ConfirmMDx continues to grow, and the test is now covered by policies serving more than 50 percent of US at-risk males between the age of 50 and 74."