Will Plans Cover Genetic Testing?

I came across this fact the other day from Systemed Group, a division of Medco. According to the 300 health plans they surveyed, 38% of them said they will definitely (3%) or probably (35%) cover genetic testing within five years.

Interesting. What will this mean? What will these test consist of? What will they cost? How will they be used? Will they cover the drugs that are personalized based on genetic makeup?

One Response to “Will Plans Cover Genetic Testing?”

  1. For someone who has a family history of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. this type of testing could be very helpful in disease prevention. I would encourage everyone to examine their family medical history and speak with their doctors about whether or not genetic testing could be informative and useful for them.

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