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The Medicare Administrative Contractor is aligning its coverage decision with Palmetto GBA's final decision and it will go into effect May 4.

A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors.

Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto released its final local coverage decision last year, and WPSIC has now aligned its coverage.

Abbott highlighted its next-generation Alinity platforms, and Caris discussed its plans to provide precision oncology services.

Palmetto has expanded coverage of the ClonoSeq assay to include monitoring MRD testing for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL.)

Most diagnostics companies saw increases in share prices compared to last year, resulting in a significant jump in the 360Dx Index.

The LCD for the RNA gene expression test will take effect on Feb. 10, 2020, the Medicare contractor said.

Palmetto has expanded the local coverage determination for the Guardant360 liquid biopsy assay to be used with the majority of advanced solid tumors.

Effective Feb. 3, 2020, the donor-derived cell-free DNA test will be covered for all kidney transplant recipients, including those with multiple kidney transplants.

The LCD will provide coverage for the Decipher Prostate Biopsy genomic test for men with both favorable and unfavorable intermediate-risk prostate cancer. 

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