Interpace Diagnostics (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares are 7% higher in mid-morning trade on news that the company has signed a new national contract with Aetna for its ThyGenX® and ThyraMIR® molecular tests for indeterminate thyroid nodules. The agreement goes into effect August 15, 2017, and will include many of Aetna’s products, such as commercial and Medicare Advantage plans. However, it does not include Medicaid, auto insurance, or workman’s compensation products. The agreement marks Interpace’s first national provider contract with a national health plan and makes the company a part of Aetna’s laboratory network for these services. “Coverage of our thyroid products has continued to increase and improve over the past few quarters and now totals over 250 million covered lives,” Interpace president and CEO Jack E. Stover stated in the news release.
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About Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc.
Interpace Diagnostics is a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The company currently has three commercialized molecular tests; PancraGen® for the diagnosis and prognosis of pancreatic cancer from pancreatic cysts; ThyGenX, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay and ThyraMIR, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace Diagnostics’ mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science. For more information, visit www.interpacediagnostics.com
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