AMA AMA Quickly Issuing New Proprietary Analyses Codes, but Will They Improve MDx Reimbursement? Premium Since last year the AMA has issued 23 PLA codes for firms that want to better track use of their tests, but the effect of the codes on improving reimbursement remains to be seen. NGS Test Coding Changes Slated for Discussion at 2017 CPT Editorial Panel Meeting The panel's decisions could change the codes diagnostic companies use to bill payors for these tests, which could affect revenue. Amid PAMA Implementation, Stakeholders Contemplate Coding to Facilitate Market-Based MDx Pricing Premium The coding requirements will be a particularly complicated aspect of implementing the new law which aims to move diagnostic pricing to a market-based system. Amid Competing LDT Regulatory Proposals, Common Ground but Key Disagreements for Congress to Consider Premium Multiple legislative proposals before Congress show regulation of lab-developed tests remains divisive within the life sciences community. 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 Jan 4, 2012 Personalized Medicine in 2011: Some Successes, Slow Progress, Continued Economic Woes Premium Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.