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Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.

The third-party consulting group used for the analysis recommended using a survey to set Medicare payment rates to reduce the reporting burden on laboratories.

The survey found analysis, interpretation, and reporting requirements can take more than six hours per test but that reimbursement for tests doesn't account for this work.

The healthcare company and its subsidiary allegedly ordered residents of a residential treatment center to undergo unnecessary drug screenings multiple times a week.

The final decision includes some changes, most notably removing requirements for guideline inclusion, but retains its technical performance benchmarks.

The companies have launched a 5,600 subject study to look at whether the test is able to improve outcomes and reduce costs among Anthem beneficiaries.