Reimbursement news and insurance coverage updates.
CMS has attempted to address stakeholders' concerns about its coverage criteria for germline NGS testing in a new proposed national policy.
In response to CMS reopening its national coverage determination to address its germline testing policy, stakeholders point out areas of concern and confusion.
The government payor asked the public to specifically weigh in on the evidence supporting germline testing to assess treatment benefit for patients with hereditary cancer syndromes.
A bi-weekly listing of recent local coverage determinations from Medicare Administrative Contractors for Prospera, Noridian, CGS, and more for the week of 4/12/2019.
CMS had received significant stakeholder feedback that germline NGS testing is not the same as somatic testing, and that the NCD as written would negatively impact patients.