Aetna Aetna Updates Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Coverage Policy to Include All Pregnancies Aetna's move comes at a time when a number of insurers including UnitedHealthcare have begun offering coverage of NIPT for average-risk pregnancies. CVS Health, Tempus Precision Oncology Program Aims to Aid Oncologists, Improve Patient Outcomes Premium The CVS-Tempus partnership aims to streamline the cancer care process for patients from the point of prescribing onwards and connect patients with local trials. Some Call for Expanded Payor Coverage of NIPS but Reluctance Remains Premium A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage. Castle Biosciences Uveal Melanoma Prognostic Test Garners Coverage from Multiple Payors The company announced positive coverage decisions from Palmetto GBA, 14 BCBS plans, and Aetna. Aetna to Cover NxGen MDx Genetic Testing Services Starting Feb. 15, Aetna members will be able to access NxGen MDx's genetic screening and noninvasive prenatal testing as an in-network benefit. Jan 4, 2017 GenomeWeb Index Falls 3 Percent in 2016; Genmark Leads Gainers as PacBio Drops Dec 8, 2016 Aetna, Interpace Diagnostics Ink Coverage Agreement for Thyroid Assay Jun 26, 2015 Veracyte Thyroid Cancer Test Added to Aetna's Laboratory Network Jul 7, 2014 Aetna Begins Coverage of CardioDx's Coronary Artery Disease Test Apr 4, 2014 Aetna Policy Bulletin Indicates Insurer Unlikely to Cover Most Proteomic Cancer Tests Premium Apr 2, 2014 MDx/CDx Focus: 23andMe Still Working with FDA; Aetna Lists Medically Necessary, Investigational Dx Premium May 9, 2013 NIH Funds USF, Aetna to Study BRCA Testing Feb 7, 2013 Aetna Throws Support Behind Non-invasive Prenatal Tests for Down Syndrome Mar 28, 2012 Abbott Challenges 'Incorrect Assumptions' in Cost-Effectiveness Study of Xalkori PGx Testing Premium Mar 21, 2012 Patient Enrichment to Limit PGx Testing for NSCLC Could Lower Costs, but Miss Responders Premium Jun 8, 2011 Anthem BCBS to Cover XDx's AlloMap in Stable Heart Transplant Patients Premium Mar 9, 2011 Aetna Deems XDx AlloMap Test 'Medically Necessary' for Monitoring Heart Transplant Patients Premium Mar 8, 2011 XDx's AlloMap Gets Positive Determination from Aetna Sep 16, 2010 Aetna Funds BRCA Gene Test Study Feb 10, 2010 Myriad Defends Policy of Urging Docs to Genetically Counsel BRACAnalysis Customers Premium Jan 13, 2010 Will Myriad's Marketing to Mammogram Centers Ease or Fan Over-Testing Concerns with BRACAnalysis? Premium Nov 4, 2009 Insurers Tracking Unnecessary Testing with Myriad's BRACAnalysis Tests Premium Jun 17, 2009 FDA Updates Plavix Label with PGx Data, but Does Not Provide Dosing Recommendations Premium May 5, 2009 CMS Rejects Medicare Payment for Genetic-Based Warfarin Dosing Feb 4, 2009 People in the News: Feb 4, 2009 (rev. 1) Premium Load More Breaking News Pediatric Medulloblastoma Subgroups May Benefit from Lower-Dose Radiation Therapy Space Radiation Shows Limited Effects on Mammalian Sperm DNA, Fertility Bluestar Genomics Sues Former Consultant, Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research Over IP Ownership New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: 10x Genomics, Swift Biosciences, Agilent Technologies, More In Brief This Week: Quantum-Si, TGen, Yale, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Invitae, PGDx, Oxford Nanopore, PacBio, More The Scan Fertility Fraud Found Consumer genetic testing has uncovered cases of fertility fraud that are leading to lawsuits, according to USA Today. Ties Between Vigorous Exercise, ALS in Genetically At-Risk People Regular strenuous exercise could contribute to motor neuron disease development among those already at genetic risk, Sky News reports. Test Warning The Guardian writes that the US regulators have warned against using a rapid COVID-19 test that is a key part of mass testing in the UK. Science Papers Examine Feedback Mechanism Affecting Xist, Continuous Health Monitoring for Precision Medicine In Science this week: analysis of cis confinement of the X-inactive specific transcript, and more.