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Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.
The company said its Professional PGx Express test will now be reimbursed by Medicare, and that the VA has extended its current supply contract for the test.
The final decision includes some changes, most notably removing requirements for guideline inclusion, but retains its technical performance benchmarks.
The partners will also collaborate on a study, to be peer reviewed, that will evaluate how insurance coverage of WGS affects patient care and healthcare costs.
Aetna's move comes at a time when a number of insurers including UnitedHealthcare have begun offering coverage of NIPT for average-risk pregnancies.
A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.
Politico reports that the NYPD DNA database has grown since it announced it would be removing profiles from it.
Forbes reports that a structural biology lab at Oxford University studying the coronavirus was hacked.
Science reports that a Dutch research funding agency is combating a ransomware attack.
In Science this week: set of 64 haplotype assemblies from 32 individuals, and more.