UnitedHealthcare Clamping Down on Expanded Carrier Screening, Genetic Counselors, Testing Firms Say
Like most major payors, UHC has long deemed expanded screening medically unnecessary, but some providers say it has enforced this policy more strictly as of late.
UnitedHealthcare to Cover NIPT for Average-Risk Pregnancies
Several analysts said that the decision by UHC, the largest private payor in the US, will especially benefit Natera.
Humana Broadens Coverage of NIPT for Average Risk Pregnancies
As a result of the expanded coverage, Natera said it believes there are currently 139 million people covered in the US for average risk NIPT.
ACOG Guidelines Recommend NIPT for All Pregnancies Regardless of Risk
The organization had previously only recommended the use of noninvasive prenatal testing in individuals 35 and older or with other known risk factors.
A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.