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Lab Industry, Cancer Groups Want Expanded Medicare Coverage Of NGS For Advanced Cancers

Executive Summary

While device firms that create lab test kits, clinical laboratories and cancer medicine groups supported US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed national coverage determination for use of next generation sequencing (NGS) for advanced cancer tests in recent comments, they want the agency to modify its approach to the NCD in one way or another and, in many cases, expand it. A final coverage decision is imminent.

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