genetic testing

Health plans explain genetic testing coverage decisionsToday there are nearly 67,000 genetic tests. With so many tests available, it can be difficult for MCOs to determine what to cover.
Nystagmus diagnosis begins with thorough eye examA careful clinical workup, along with genetic testing, can help pinpoint what is behind congenital and infantile nystagmus.
Personalized medicine brings big wins to managed careA new report reveals how personalized medicine can make patients healthier while lowering costs.
Failure to recommend genetic testing in breast cancerIs this the next wave of medical professional liability lawsuits?
Genetic testing initiative for inherited retinal diseases shows great promiseI have been encouraged as a retinal specialist with all the excitement and promising new treatments in gene therapy. Given that there are several retinal diseases with known inherited patterns and confirmed genetic loci responsible for the clinical manifestations, our field is primed to benefit from the expansion of knowledge in this arena.
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic testsBiomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening.
Genetic testing: Two downsides to considerGenetic testing holds great promise, but there are some critical drawbacks to consider.
Six ways precision medicine is improving care
Six ways precision medicine is improving careHere are some of the latest precision medicine approaches being used by managed care organizations, health systems and academic medical centers across the U.S.
Independence Blue Cross president: Why we cover whole genome sequencingAfter carefully considering its promise and consulting with experts, Independence Blue Cross this year became the first major insurer to provide coverage for certain members who are seeking access to whole genome sequencing.
Vanishing twin syndrome affects NIPT resultsClinicians should be aware of the potential for confounding of NIPT results by cfDNA released from a vanishing twin.