Attorney Advises Labs to Track Genetic Test LCDs
CEO SUMMARY: Skyrocketing numbers of genetic test referrals and telehealth claims since 2016 are getting the full attention of both federal prosecutors and auditors from Medicare and private health insurers. The DOJ has filed criminal cases against a growing number of telehealth pro…
Optum to Offer Laboratory Benefits Management to other Health Plans
This is an excerpt of a 1,355-word article in the June 21, 2022 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The full article is available to members of The Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum announced a new laboratory benefits management program aimed at impr…
UnitedHealth’s Optum to Offer Lab Test Management
CEO SUMMARY: UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum announced a new laboratory benefits management program aimed at improving utilization of genetic/molecular clinical laboratory testing. The goal is to save health plans money while bringing genetic test validity data prominently into …
Payers Continue to Increase Coverage of Liquid Biopsies
SINCE THE FIRST BLOOD-BASED, circulating-tumor DNA (ctDNA) sequencing test for cancer became available in 2014, federal and private payer coverage of these so-called “liquid biopsy” tests has increased substantially. Now, clinical laboratory and pathology directors can expect additional coverage …
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