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Genetics & Genomics Reimbursement News

Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.

In a local coverage article, Medicare contractors in the MolDx program added prostate cancer to the covered indications for the test.

The classifiers are considered reasonable and necessary if the patient can tolerate chemotherapy and it's being considered as a treatment for the patient.

The MAC will consider PGx testing reasonable and necessary after a physician has narrowed a patient's treatment options to specific medications.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

Under the LCD, pharmacogenomic tests are covered when medications are being considered for use that are known to have a clinically actionable gene-drug interaction.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Food and Drug Administration may soon issue an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients.

Minnesota police have used genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a 1986 cold case, reports NBC News.

Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9 to efficiently target a cephalopod pigmentation gene, as they report in Current Biology.

In Science this week: chromatin accessibility of microglia during fetal development, and more.