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Coverage, Reimbursement Still Difficult for New Lab Tests
CEO SUMMARY: Bringing a new proprietary diagnostic test to market is an arduous process. It takes patience and planning to complete the journey from test development to payer reimbursement. This slow process stems from the fact that the healthcare reimbursement system is fragmented,…
August 8, 2022 Intelligence: Late-Breaking Lab News
One of the biggest health insurers in the United States has changed its name. As of June 28, Anthem in Indianapolis, Ind., is now known as Elevance Health. The new name is a combination of “elevate” and “advance,” noted Modern Health Executive on June 16. Elevance also an…
Benefits Investigation Is Growing Issue for Genetic Testing Labs
QUIETLY AND WITH LITTLE NEWS COVERAGE, a new complication is challenging clinical laboratories that offer genetic testing. It involves a steady growth in the number of patients who do a “benefits investigation” before allowing their physician to order a genetic test….
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