Palmetto Palmetto Finalizes Medicare Coverage for MRD Cancer Testing To receive coverage, the patient must have a personal history of cancer where the type and staging are within the intended use of the test. Genomic Testing Cooperative's Hematologic Neoplasms, Solid Tumor Tests Receive NY State Approval, Medicare Coverage The next-generation sequencing-based tests can be performed on small samples, including needle aspiration samples, and use artificial intelligence software. Veracyte Bladder Cancer Test Receives Medicare Coverage The patient must be a candidate for multiple potential treatments with varying levels of intensity or multiple therapies. Palmetto Releases Draft LCD for Prostate Cancer Risk Stratification Tests Under the local coverage determination, tests to help identify patients who may benefit from a prostate biopsy would be covered under certain conditions. Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto Finalizes Coverage of Molecular Testing for Organ Transplant Rejection Under the policy, covered tests must provide information about active rejection status or cellular or antibody-mediated rejection status. Dec 3, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio Nov 19, 2020 CGS Administrators Aligns Medicare Coverage for CareDx AlloSure Tests Nov 6, 2020 Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Aligns Coverage for Melanoma Risk Stratification Tests Nov 2, 2020 GenomeWeb Index Up 5 Percent in October as Favorable Earnings Reports Bolster Shaky Market Oct 28, 2020 Strata Oncology Receives Medicare Coverage for NGS Test Oct 22, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: CareDx, Castle Bio, Decipher Biosciences Oct 8, 2020 Castle Bio Receives Expanded Medicare Coverage for Melanoma Test Oct 1, 2020 CareDx Shares Spike as AlloSure Heart Transplant Test Garners Final LCD From Palmetto Sep 25, 2020 Palmetto Expands Coverage for Decipher Biosciences Prostate Cancer Test Sep 25, 2020 Natera Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test Coverage to Expand Under New Draft LCD Sep 10, 2020 Two Medicare Contractors Align Coverage for MRD Testing With Palmetto Sep 3, 2020 Natera Receives LCD From Palmetto for Signatera MRD Test in Colorectal Cancer Patients Jul 28, 2020 NeoGenomics Expects Q3 Revenue Growth as it Expands Liquid Biopsy Offerings, COVID-19 Testing Premium Jul 2, 2020 Noridian Aligns With Palmetto on Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Test Coverage Jun 19, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Razor Genomics, Guardant Health Jun 11, 2020 Palmetto Providing Limited Coverage for Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Tests May 26, 2020 NeoGenomics, Inivata Partner to Commercialize Lung Cancer Liquid Biopsy Test Apr 30, 2020 Oncocyte NSCLC Test Gets Local Coverage Determination From Palmetto Mar 12, 2020 Noridian Issues Final LCD for Decipher Biosciences Prostate Cancer Test Feb 28, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Natera, DermTech Load More Breaking News Dilated Cardiomyopathy Gene Mutations Point to Possible Therapeutic Strategy Ginkgo Bioworks Acquires Massachusetts COVID-19 Testing Firm Mainz Biomed Taps DCN Dx to Aid European Study of Enhanced ColoAlert Assay Parse Biosciences Partners With Research Instruments for Southeast Asia Distribution Thermo Fisher, Oncocyte Ink Development, Comarketing Deal for Cancer IVDs Yourgene Health Enters Three-Year £5M Term Loan Facility The Scan And a Fourth? A fourth dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in an Israeli study increased antibody levels but did not prevent Omicron variant infections, according to the Financial Times. For Better Science Software A virtual institute funded by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's philanthropy aims to lure software engineers to academia, Science reports. Recommendation Explanations The New York Times writes that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is straining to both make and explain decisions based on limited information. Genome Research Papers on De Novo Mutation Rates, Polyploid Genotyping, Oncogene Epigenomic Translocation In Genome Research this week: de novo mutations rates in hemoglobin subunits, analysis of variant calling methods for polyploid plants, and more.