In the United States, both large commercial labs and large health systems offer NGS tumor testing, and it is anticipated that this landscape will change the availability of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved NGS tumor panel.
TORONTO (PRWEB) May 13, 2019
Even though next-generation sequencing (NGS) cancer testing has moved from a rarity to a common feature of clinical practice in recent years, reimbursement policies for NGS testing still vary widely among private and public insurers across different countries.
In the United States, both large commercial labs and large health systems offer NGS tumor testing, and it is anticipated that this landscape will change the availability of a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved NGS tumor panel. Meanwhile, healthcare systems in Europe are taking what is, in many ways, a very different approach to reimbursement of clinical sequencing with NGS. In France, for example, a network of regional laboratories will be reimbursed to provide molecular testing services. Similarly, genomic laboratory hubs will provide access to whole genome sequencing in the UK beginning in 2019.
Join Dr. Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, Principal at Bruce Quinn Associates LLC and Joseph V. Ferrara, President & CEO of Boston Healthcare Associates in a live webinar on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK) to learn about:
- An overview of NGS testing in cancer
- Recent policy changes and announcements for NGS coverage, reimbursement and determination
- Predictions for what lies ahead for the industry in the US and EU
For more information or to register for this event, visit A Rapidly Moving Market: NGS Testing in Cancer in the US and EU.
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