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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Exact Sciences announced today that its Cologuard colon cancer screening test is now covered by Tricare, the healthcare program of the US Department of Defense.

All 9.4 million active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel, as well as veterans and their dependents, are now covered to use Cologuard every three years without patient coinsurance, copayments, or deductibles, Exact said. This policy decision brings Tricare's screening policies in line with the preventive services coverage mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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