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Genetics & Genomics Reimbursement News

Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.

The reimbursement contract provides about 9 million additional men access to the urine-based, genomic EPI test, Bio-Techne said.

A pathologists' group has pointed out that the bill covers only EUA tests, and patients receiving tests with pending regulatory status may receive surprise bills.

The agency will reimburse at about $35.91 per test for CDC assays and about $51.31 per test for non-CDC assays.

The Medicare Administrative Contractor is aligning its coverage decision with Palmetto GBA's final decision and it will go into effect May 4.

The insurer will cover testing at the Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine for children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions.

A new blood test might be able to detect the presence of some 50 cancers, according to New Scientist.

Undark looks into how coronavirus-related shutdowns are affecting field researchers.

In PNAS this week: strategies to design DNA oligonucleotide probes for bacteria, Vibrio cholerae evolution in Haiti, and more.

NPR reports that graduate students in the US are helping with SARS-CoV-2 testing.