Diagnostics Reimbursement

News and trends on diagnostics testing, insurance coverage, and reimbursement.

The test is designed to analyze a panel of 112 genes to help in the diagnosis of thyroid nodules with indeterminate fine-needle aspiration cytology.

Smaller multiplex molecular panels of five or fewer targets will be covered, while a determination of gastrointestinal panel coverage is expected soon.

The association says a provision requiring MACs to independently review LCDs from other jurisdictions before adoption is critical to the legislation.

While almost 57,000 labs received Medicare payments for labs performed last year, just three labs received 15 percent of the total Medicare lab payments.

The test is a targeted sequencing assay that detects mutations in the blood of non-small cell lung cancer patients to inform treatment selection.