Reimbursement News Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates. 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. Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto Finalizes Coverage of Molecular Testing for Organ Transplant Rejection Under the policy, covered tests must provide information about active rejection status or cellular or antibody-mediated rejection status. New AMP Survey Reports Insufficient Reimbursement for Analysis, Interpretation of MDx Test Results The survey found analysis, interpretation, and reporting requirements can take more than six hours per test but that reimbursement for tests doesn't account for this work. Genomind Receives Medicare Coverage for Pharmacogenetics Test 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. CMS Finalizes Blood-Based Colon Cancer Screening NCD with Non-Coverage for Epi ProColon The final decision includes some changes, most notably removing requirements for guideline inclusion, but retains its technical performance benchmarks. Jul 15, 2020 Noridian Providing Limited Coverage for MDx Tests as Predictive Classifiers for NSCLC Jul 2, 2020 Noridian Aligns With Palmetto on Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Test Coverage Jun 19, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Razor Genomics, Guardant Health Jun 11, 2020 Palmetto Providing Limited Coverage for Single-Gene, Multi-Gene PGx Tests Jun 9, 2020 Myriad Genetics' Breast Cancer Recurrence Test Refused Expanded Coverage in Draft LCDs May 12, 2020 Natera Cell-Free DNA Organ Transplant Test Receives Positive Coverage From Noridian Apr 30, 2020 Oncocyte NSCLC Test Gets Local Coverage Determination From Palmetto Apr 15, 2020 CMS Increases Payment Rates for High-Throughput SARS-CoV-2 Tests Apr 12, 2020 CMS Issues Guidance on Payor Coverage of Coronavirus Testing Apr 6, 2020 Myriad Genetics BRCA Test to be Reimbursed in Japan Mar 18, 2020 Bio-Techne Lands Government Contract for Genomic Prostate Cancer Test Mar 16, 2020 House Passes Bill to Cover Coronavirus Testing with Emergency Use Authorization Mar 13, 2020 CMS Sets Payment Rate for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Mar 12, 2020 Noridian Issues Final LCD for Decipher Biosciences Prostate Cancer Test Mar 9, 2020 Blue Shield of California to Cover Rady Children's Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing Test Feb 29, 2020 CMS Seeks Public Input on Epigenomics' National Coverage Request for Colon Cancer Screening Test Feb 28, 2020 Local Coverage Determinations Roundup: Natera, DermTech Feb 26, 2020 Congressional Caucus Working to Raise Personalized Medicine Awareness Among Legislators Premium Feb 13, 2020 CGS Administrators Aligns LCD for DermTech Pigmented Lesion Assay With Palmetto Feb 11, 2020 Genetic Counselors Medicare Payment Bill Gaining Support Despite 'Scope of Practice' Disagreement Premium Load More Breaking News New California Condor Genome Assembly Reveals High Genetic Diversity DiaSorin Q1 Revenues Rise 53 Percent on SARS-CoV-2 Testing Demand New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Bio-Rad, GP-write, Twist Bioscience, KogeneBiotech, More In Brief This Week: Pacific Biosciences, PerkinElmer, Unilabs, and More People in the News: New Appointments at Berkeley Lights, Castle Bio, IsoPlexis, More DermTech Q1 Revenues up 62 Percent The Scan Call to Look Again More than a dozen researchers penned a letter in Science saying a previous investigation into the origin of SARS-CoV-2 did not give theories equal consideration. Not Always Trusted In a new poll, slightly more than half of US adults have a great deal or quite a lot of trust in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Hill reports. Identified Decades Later A genetic genealogy approach has identified "Christy Crystal Creek," the New York Times reports. Science Papers Report on Splicing Enhancer, Point of Care Test for Sexual Transmitted Disease In Science this week: a novel RNA structural element that acts as a splicing enhancer, and more.