Aetna

UnitedHealthcare announced a new lab partnership with Quest, while LabCorp said it will become a preferred national lab for Aetna.

With common lab tests under pressure from PAMA pricing, some analysts say labs should shift to more esoteric testing anyway.

The company announced positive coverage decisions from Palmetto GBA, 14 BCBS plans, and Aetna.

Starting Feb. 15, Aetna members will be able to access NxGen MDx's genetic screening and noninvasive prenatal testing as an in-network benefit. 

The new agreement brings Interpace's total insurance coverage for its thyroid assays to approximately 200 million patients.