PMC members shape and advance the future of personalized medicine.
October 24 | Technology for Precision Health Summit
October 25 | The Forum on Healthcare Innovation
The Personalized Medicine Coalition recently submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in support of a policy that would mitigate administrative burdens that hinder the adoption of personalized medicine in the clinic. In keeping with PMC's mission to ease the regulatory burden on implementation of personalized medicine, the comment letter recognizes the need for a change to CMS' "laboratory date of service policy," which inadvertently discourages the timely ordering of many personalized medicine tests by requiring hospitals to manage the complex billing processes for tests performed within 14 days after a patient's discharge from the hospital even if the test is performed at an outside laboratory.
» CMS-1678-P: Medicare Program Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs
In a blog titled "Two Recent Scientific Advances Underscore an Encouraging Future for Precision Medicine at FDA," the agency's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Director Janet Woodcock, M.D., welcomes new developments in personalized medicine, which she notes is a powerful tool for developing drugs that benefit patients with particular biological characteristics. The agency, she said, believes it is important to make personalized medicines available to patients, and is "actively pursuing more advances" in the field.
» FDA Voice: Two Recent Scientific Advances Underscore an Encouraging Future for Precision Medicine at FDA