Reimbursement News Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates. 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. Roche, Canadian Organizations Launch Real-World Evidence Framework in British Columbia The aim within the initiative is to generate and assess real-world evidence, and use the data to support reimbursement for precision oncology therapies. Postponed CMS Proposal Would Remove Unspecified Cancer Dx Codes, Impacting Test Access Premium The proposed change would delete payable cancer codes if they contain the word "unspecified" even if the word is included in a code that doesn't impact coverage. 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 Expands Coverage for Hologic's Biotheranostics Breast Cancer Test The firm said that the expanded coverage provides more women with access to a test that helps determine whether extended endocrine therapy is appropriate. Apr 22, 2021 Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto Finalizes Coverage of Molecular Testing for Organ Transplant Rejection Mar 16, 2021 New AMP Survey Reports Insufficient Reimbursement for Analysis, Interpretation of MDx Test Results Jan 26, 2021 Genomind Receives Medicare Coverage for Pharmacogenetics Test Jan 20, 2021 CMS Finalizes Blood-Based Colon Cancer Screening NCD with Non-Coverage for Epi ProColon Dec 8, 2020 Illumina, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ink Risk-Sharing Deal for Whole-Genome Sequencing Dec 3, 2020 Aetna Updates Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Coverage Policy to Include All Pregnancies Dec 3, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Castle Bio Dec 2, 2020 Diaceutics, Alva10 Gathering Evidence Base for Improving PD-L1 Test Reimbursement Premium Dec 1, 2020 UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies Nov 19, 2020 CGS Administrators Aligns Medicare Coverage for CareDx AlloSure Tests Nov 13, 2020 Clinical Genomics Nabs Medicare Coverage for Colorectal Cancer Test as Novitas Revises LCD Nov 6, 2020 Medicare Administrative Contractor CGS Aligns Coverage for Melanoma Risk Stratification Tests Oct 29, 2020 Humana Broadens Coverage of NIPT for Average Risk Pregnancies Oct 28, 2020 Strata Oncology Receives Medicare Coverage for NGS Test Oct 22, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: CareDx, Castle Bio, Decipher Biosciences Oct 15, 2020 Germany Grants National Reimbursement for Three Additional Breast Cancer Biomarker Tests Oct 13, 2020 Palmetto Cease-and-Desist Letter to Reimbursement Expert Raises Questions About Pricing Transparency Premium Oct 12, 2020 Pacific Edge Diagnostics Receives Medicare Coverage for Bladder Cancer Test 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 Load More Breaking News Enzo Biochem, CLX Health Partner to Support COVID-19 Testing for International Travel Type 1 Diabetes GWAS, Fine-Mapping Leads to New Genetic Loci, Potential Drug Targets LSU Health Sciences Center Wins $2.4M to Lead SARS-CoV-2 Variant Sequencing Program NanoString Technologies, Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy Partner on Cell Therapy Project BGI Americas Collaborating With Champions Oncology on Proteomic Cancer Research Personal Genome Diagnostics Inks Cancer Genomic Profiling Deal with Duke University Health System The Scan Missed Early Cases A retrospective analysis of blood samples suggests early SARS-CoV-2 infections may have been missed in the US, the New York Times reports. Limited Journal Editor Diversity A survey finds low diversity among scientific and medical journal editors, according to The Scientist. How Much of a Threat? Science writes that need for a provision aimed at shoring up genomic data security within a new US bill is being questioned. PNAS Papers on Historic Helicobacter Spread, Brain Development, C. difficile RNAs In PNAS this week: Helicobacter genetic diversity gives insight into human migrations, gene expression patterns of brain development, and more.