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The story previously stated that Anthem only covers NIPS testing for trisomies 21, 18, and 13 for high-risk patients. In fact, the insurer covers testing for the trisomies for all singleton pregnancies. We regret the error.

NEW YORK – Sure, if they build it, they will come. But who will pay for it?

As noninvasive prenatal screening (NIPS) tests become more popular with mothers-to-be, there is a growing push to expand payor coverage of the technology to a wider patient population, including average-risk expectant mothers. 

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