This article has been corrected from a previous version to note that Thermo Fisher Scientific doesn't market LDTs, it only sells lab tools to the lab industry.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (GenomeWeb) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' broad draft national coverage policy for next-generation sequencing cancer panels has some industry players wondering whether commercial payors will take a similar position.

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