Mark Stenhouse to join Exact Sciences as President, Cologuard

  • Apr 23, 2018

Mark Stenhouse has been appointed as the President of Exact Sciences  Corp. Mark brings over 30 years of experience to the position, and is expected to continue the success of Exact Science’s flagship product, Cologuard.

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MDxHealth (R): Develops Blood Test to Guide Precision-Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients

  • Apr 23, 2018

MDxHealth SA ("MDxHealth, or the "Company"), (Euronext: Brussels MDXH.BR), an international healthcare company, developing and offering molecular diagnostic tests to personalize the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancer, today announced promising research results with a new liquid biopsy test in development. Data from this study, published in The Prostate, January 12, 2018 indicate that the...

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Patient care is put to the test as clinical laboratory services are hit with a one-two punch in rate cuts

  • Apr 23, 2018

The CMS data collection process, while attempting to adhere to the 2014 PAMA statute, falls short of the expectations of the clinical laboratory industry. In order to fix these issues with data collection and improve lab payment rates, Congress must pass additional legislation.

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JPM Healthcare Day 2: Danaher, Exact Sciences, Agilent

  • Apr 23, 2018

Companies such as Danaher, Agilent, and DiaSorin presented at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference. The companies shared areas of potential growth and strategy in the coming year.

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Incorporating Value Into Physician Payment and Patient Cost Sharing

  • Apr 23, 2018

The United States is moving towards value-based payments for populations, and precision medicine for individuals. With the use of an appropriateness modifier, the fee could be increased in high-value situations, and decreased in low-value situations.

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CMS Final Coverage Policy for NGS Cancer Panels Eases Some Lab Industry Concerns

  • Apr 23, 2018

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Friday reined in a national coverage proposal for next-generation sequencing oncology panels that had the lab industry worried that they'd have to successfully take their tests through US Food and Drug Administration's review if they hoped to secure Medicare coverage and had cancer patients vexed that the government payor was limiting their...

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Gottlieb to Health Insurers: Help Increase Biosimilar Competition

  • Apr 23, 2018

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb urges insurers to encourage biosimilar competition. This is part of an effort to ultimately create better savings for patients.

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CMS Approves CureOne Registry to Collect MIPS-Related Metrics Around Cancer Molecular Testing

  • Apr 23, 2018

The US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has approved CureOne's N1 Registry as a repository to which doctors can submit data and show that they are meeting quality metrics around cancer biomarker testing tied to payment.

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