HEALTH CARE REFORM

Potential Negative Impact of AHCA on Genetic Testing

While it remains uncertain what the Senate will do with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), alarm is spreading about the legislation's implications for the estimated quarter of Americans under the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Value of Price Transparency Questioned

Publishing testing prices in electronic ordering systems for inpatients may not lead to significant changes in clinician ordering behavior or associated fees, according to a study published April 21 … [Read more...]

LEGISLATION

Senate Renews Efforts to Reform LCD Processes

Efforts to improve the local coverage determination process have been renewed with the introduction of the Local Coverage Determination Clarification Act of 2017. The proposed bill is the result of … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Will AHCA Adversely Affect Genetic Testing?

While it remains uncertain what the Senate will do with the American Health Care Act (AHCA), alarm is spreading about the legislation's implications for the estimated quarter of Americans under the … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

ACA Credited with Growth in Preventive Screenings

While efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continue despite the initial failure to pass the American Health Care Act, there has been some indication that the ACA has led to more … [Read more...]

LDTs

Draft Legislation Proposes New Category for LDTs

House of Representatives members Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) and Diana DeGette (D-CO) are looking for feedback on a discussion draft of legislation called the Diagnostic Accuracy and Innovation Act, … [Read more...]

HEALTH CARE REFORM

Executive Orders Move Forward Regulatory Reform Plans

At the end of February, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) aimed at furthering the promise to reduce regulatory burdens and costs. The President's Blueprint for the budget, which … [Read more...]

FUNDING

Trump Budget “Blueprint” Proposes NIH Cuts, Increases for FDA User Fees and Enforcement

The headlines are harsh. "Terrible," devastating," and "crippling," are words the biomedical industry is using to describe President Trump's proposed cuts to science and … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Industry Claims New Wellness Program Bill Threatens Privacy of Genetic Testing Information

Anew bill promoted as supporting workplace wellness programs has met with significant backlash, criticized as forcing employees to give their employers genetic testing results. The proposed bill, … [Read more...]

GENETIC TESTING

Wellness Program Bill Threatens Privacy of Genetic Test Results

A new bill promoted as supporting workplace wellness programs has met with significant backlash, criticized as forcing employees to give their employers genetic testing results. The bill proposed in … [Read more...]


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