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Assay development driving personalized medicine

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On the first of this year, clinical laboratories began billing for more than 100 molecular pathology tests using new CPT codes, which replaced the previous stacked-code system.

The transition has already been rocky—the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has asked local administrative contractors to develop their own payment rates. The change has also stirred up concern over the fate of molecular testing in the clinical setting as R&D initiatives press on in the pursuit of personalized medicine.

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