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pharmacogenomic tests

Several Big Surprises in 2018’s Top 10 Lab Stories

CEO SUMMARY: This year’s list of the Top 10 Lab Industry Stories for 2018 is dominated by new directives from Medicare and private health insurers, as well as significant decisions by federal courts. Collectively, these developments create new compliance risks for all clinical laborator…

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Health System Lab Is Genotyping To Identify Best Drugs for Patients

CEO SUMMARY: One essential element of precision medicine will be the regular use of pharmacogenomic testing to provide additional guidance to physicians when selecting the most appropriate therapeutics and optimal dose for each individual patient. Despite the reluctance of private payers …

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Is Pharmacogenomics Testing Unaffordable for Payers?

ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, labs that perform pharmacogenomic tests complain that both government and private payers are reluctant to issue coverage guidelines and adequate reimbursement for these assays. Yet, this new class of diagnostic lab tests is the foundation of personalized and precision medici…

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$26 Million Recoupment from Medicare Audit Hammers Pharmacogenomic Lab

CEO SUMMARY: After Pharmacogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory LLC was audited by a Medicare Zone Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), it faced a $26 million repayment demand. The lab company appealed and asked for a redetermination, then filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. These devel…

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Pharmacogenomic Testing Draws $26 Million Recoupment from Medicare Audit

This is an excerpt from a 1,340-word article in the January 9 issue of THE DARK REPORT. The complete article is available for a limited time to all readers, and available at all times to paid members of the Dark Intelligence Group. CEO SUMMARY: Phar…

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Medicare Ends Coverage for Genetic Drug-Sensitivity Tests

CEO SUMMARY: Medicare’s decision to cease covering many pharmacogenomic tests puts as many as 19 million Americans who have genetic variations affecting their response to medications at risk. These medications are commonly prescribed for patients with cardiovascular disease, pain…

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Medicare Ends Coverage for Some Pharmacogenomic Testing

WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT giveth with one hand, it will often taketh away with the other hand. It might be argued that this is true of federal support of pharmacogenomic testing — particularly for those tests clinical labor…

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CYP450 Plays Major Role In Drug Metabolization

CEO SUMMARY: Each year, over 100 million new prescriptions are written for two classes of drugs with metabolic pathways affected by genetic variations in cytochrome P450. There are strong clinical arguments in favor of testing individuals for these genetic mutations to determine whether t…

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