NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Aetna updated its medical policy for noninvasive prenatal testing this week, choosing not to cover screening for average-risk pregnancies. It will continue to cover NIPT for high-risk pregnancies.

In a research note published by investment bank Piper Jaffray, Senior Research Analyst William Quirk wrote that the "decision by Aetna is disappointing." The payor covers around 17.9 million lives.

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