AMA Concert Genetics New Test ID Tool Works to Improve Reimbursement Process Premium The company previously launched its Concert Coding Engine to help standardize how genetic tests are coded and how labs can bill for them. JAMA's Bauchner to Step Down Following a podcast episode questioning whether there is structural racism in healthcare, the Journal of the American Medical Association editor-in-chief is to step down. AMA Announces Anti-Racism Effort The Associated Press reports that the American Medical Association has released a plan to address systemic racism in healthcare. Podcast Skeptical of Racism Draws JAMA Boycott Buzzfeed News reports some researchers are boycotting the Journal of the American Medical Association following its podcast episode skeptical of structural racism in medicine. JAMA Editor on Leave The editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association has been placed on leave following a controversial podcast on structural racism, the New York Times reports. Nov 18, 2014 Lab Group Hires Lawyers to Parry FDA Regulation; AMA-led Groups Push for Rulemaking Oct 15, 2014 CMS Issues Preliminary Lab Fee Schedule Determinations for Genomic Testing CPT Codes Premium Oct 2, 2013 CMS National Payment Limit for Tier 1 Codes Not as Low as Before, but Challenges Remain Premium May 22, 2013 CMS Issues Pricing for MDx Codes; Labs, Test Developers Still Critical of Rates and Methodology Premium Mar 20, 2013 AMP Submits Proposal to AMA Covering CPT Codes for Sequencing-based Assays Mar 6, 2013 In Unexpected Collaboration, AMA, McKesson Partner to Clarify Molecular Diagnostic Claims Coding Premium Feb 26, 2013 McKesson, AMA Developing Reference Product for MDx Jan 30, 2013 Palmetto Loses Appeal to Remain JE CMS Contractor, but May Continue Running MolDx Premium Jan 17, 2013 NIH Genetic Test Registry to Integrate AMA's CPT Codes Oct 3, 2012 Industry-Backed Bill Introduced in House as Frustration Grows over CMS Payment Process for MDx Premium Sep 19, 2012 CMS Stance on Reimbursement of Multi-Analyte Algorithm Assays Raises Industry Concerns Premium Jul 18, 2012 Lab Industry, Pathologists Still at Odds Over Fee Schedule for New Molecular Pathology CPT Codes Premium May 30, 2012 AMP Aims for June Release of Draft CPT Codes for NGS-Based Dx Tests Premium Apr 18, 2012 Harvard Pilgrim, Trustmark Join Other Payors Considering Outsourcing MDx Claims to Specialty Vendors Premium Mar 9, 2012 Vermillion Receives CPT Code for OVA1 Premium Mar 7, 2012 AMA Approves Vermillion MAAA Category 1 Code for OVA1; Will it Improve Reimbursement? Premium Mar 6, 2012 Vermillion's OVA1 Test Assigned Category 1 CPT Code; Stock Jumps Feb 29, 2012 Palmetto's Jeter Discusses Efforts to Advance Value-Based Reimbursement System for MDx Premium Feb 29, 2012 European Researchers and Pharmas Launch Effort to Link Gene Markers to Diabetes, Personalize Drugs Premium Jan 11, 2012 CAP Urges CMS to Publish Recommended Payment Values for Molecular Dx CPT Codes Premium Load More Breaking News In Brief This Week: Illumina, Personalis, Proteomedix, and More Ancient DNA Details Population Dynamics Within Andean Tiwanaku Civilization Genomic Data Spanning 2K Years Gives Glimpse of Etruscan Origins, Population Changes People in the News: New Appointments at Hologic, Akoya Biosciences, Caris Life Sciences, More At NSGC, Genetic Counselors Address Race-Based Medicine, Ways to Change New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Becton Dickinson, Cosmos-ID, OncoDNA, More The Scan US Booster Eligibility Decision The US CDC director recommends that people at high risk of developing COVID-19 due to their jobs also be eligible for COVID-19 boosters, in addition to those 65 years old and older or with underlying medical conditions. Arizona Bill Before Judge The Arizona Daily Star reports that a judge weighing whether a new Arizona law restricting abortion due to genetic conditions is a ban or a restriction. Additional Genes Wales is rolling out new genetic testing service for cancer patients, according to BBC News. Science Papers Examine State of Human Genomic Research, Single-Cell Protein Quantification In Science this week: a number of editorials and policy reports discuss advances in human genomic research, and more.