How to Reduce Costs by Making Sure the Right Patients Get the Right Genetic Tests

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Hayes, Inc., webinar shares case examples of how genetic testing algorithms inform care management

Wading through the intricacies of specific genetic tests to determine the most cost-effective approach to testing for individuals with suspected genetic diseases is a challenge. The Right Genetic Test for the Right Patient at the Right Cost, a webinar hosted by Hayes, Inc., a leader in promoting better health outcomes through the use of evidence, will guide participants through the use of genetic testing algorithms to determine which patients should be tested and when testing is most appropriate in the continuum of care. Reserve your seat now to attend this complimentary, 1-hour live webinar on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 1 pm ET.

“With the explosion of genetic testing in the United States, physicians in clinical settings, as well as medical directors responsible for coverage policy, need an objective tool they can use to determine when and if a certain genetic or genomic test is necessary and medically appropriate,” says Dr. Diane Allingham-Hawkins, PhD, FCCMG, FACMG, Senior Director of the Hayes Genetic Test Evaluation Program. “For challenging patients such as those for whom multiple genetic or genomic tests might be considered, we’ve found that interactive decision trees can assist clinicians to answer the question, ‘At what point in the continuum of care is it appropriate to use this particular genetic test for this particular patient?’”

During this 1-hour live webinar, Dr. Allingham-Hawkins will use case examples to illustrate how genetic testing algorithms that take into account a patient’s medical and family history and physical condition—as well as the capabilities and limitations of potential genetic tests—can ensure that patients are prescribed the appropriate genetic test or tests for them. With such an approach, both providers and payers can receive actionable information that informs care choices leading to improved patient outcomes, while at the same time eliminating unnecessary testing costs and supporting a model of patient-centered care.

The Right Genetic Test for the Right Patient at the Right Cost is designed for physicians in clinical settings, medical directors responsible for coverage policy, and other healthcare professionals interested in learning how to use genetic testing algorithms to determine when and for whom a particular genetic test is appropriate. These include health plan care managers, genetic counselors, and claims specialists.

About Hayes
Hayes, Inc., an internationally recognized leader in health technology research and consulting, is dedicated to the delivery of high-quality healthcare and improved outcomes through the integration of evidence into decision making and policy development. The unbiased information and comparative-effectiveness analyses we provide enable evidence-based decisions about acquiring, managing, and paying for health technologies. Our worldwide clients include hospitals, healthcare systems, government agencies, health plans, and employers. Hayes, Inc. is a certified woman-owned small business (WOSB).

For more information about Hayes, Inc., visit Or, contact Hayes, Inc. by mail at 157 S. Broad Street, Lansdale, PA 19446; by telephone at 215.855.0615; by email at hayesinfo(at)hayesinc(dot)com; or by fax at 215.855.5218.

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