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Genetics & Genomics Reimbursement News

Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.

Recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors, posted Nov. 1, 2019.

CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.

The test, TruGraf, assesses differentially expressed genes in blood to rule out subclinical kidney transplant rejection in patients with stable renal function.

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

When used together, ThyGeNext and ThyraMir combine next-generation sequencing of an individual's DNA and RNA along with a microRNA classifier.

Bioethicists disagree with a research team's decision to allow the return of risk results for adult-onset conditions from a newborn sequencing project, according to Reuters.

Alterations to particular gene may enable the Quechua of Peru to better tolerate high-altitude life, Ars Technica reports.

Nature News reports that additional South Korean researchers have included the names of children on scientific papers when they did not contribute to the work.

In PLOS this week: statistical approach to prioritize rare variant searches, gene expression alterations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.