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Cancer Genetics Signs Coverage Agreement With Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Cancer Genetics announced today that it has signed an in-network provider agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Minnesota to provide access to its cancer diagnostics and genomic testing services to the healthcare network's 2.6 million members.

BCBS Minnesota is the largest health plan in the state, the company said in a statement.

The company signed several similar coverage agreements in 2015 with various insurance providers, including BCBS Illinois in September to cover 7.3 million people, and with with BCBS North Carolina, BCBS Nebraska, and WellMark in November to cover a total of 6.7 million people. CGI said it now has contracts with 29 payers covering 180 million lives across commercial Medicare advantage and Medicaid plans.

"We are looking forward to offering our comprehensive portfolio of oncology diagnostic tests to help Minnesotans have the most effective and high-quality personalized cancer care available," Randy Goodman, Cancer Genetics' director of reimbursement and clinical revenue cycle management, said in a statement."