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The study said that Cologuard was an "inefficient screening option" for colorectal cancer given its cost as compared to other CRC screening methods.

In response to CMS reopening its national coverage determination to address its germline testing policy, stakeholders point out areas of concern and confusion.  

The firm said that UHC will cover the test for patients with major depressive disorder or anxiety who have failed to respond to one or more treatments.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan's members will able to access Interpace's tests on an in-network basis, which will limit their out-of-pocket expenses.

Blue Shield of California's members will be able to access Interpace's tests on an in-network basis, which will limit their out-of-pocket expenses.

In issuing a proposed limited local coverage determination for Opko Health's 4Kscore, Novitas changed course from a previously issued non-coverage determination.

Under the determination, which will become final following publication in Germany's Federal Gazette, Oncotype DX becomes the only multigene test nationally reimbursed in Germany for its target population early-stage breast cancer patients.

The diagnostic will now be a contracted service with Anthem Blue Cross of California and 10 of its affiliated health plans.

As of July 1, the Guardant360 test will be considered medically necessary for aiding therapy selection in advanced lung cancer for health plan members of EviCore.

NantHealth CEO Patrick Soon-Shiong said that the company is seeking a fast-track FDA clearance predicated on Memorial Sloan Kettering's 468-gene panel.

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