Improving Evidence for and Patient Access to Potentially Beneficial Clinical Genomic Technologies and Targeted Therapies
Following the August 2015 release of model policy guidelines for coverage of next generation sequencing-based testing, our next phase of work in genomics will seek to promote the conditions needed for adoption of the guidelines. This work will include:
- Collaboration with the Medical Evidence Development Consortium (MED-C), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and other groups in the US and abroad to develop a set of consensus core clinical data elements and standards to be collected across all cancer genomics repositories.
- Work with the College of American Pathologists (CAP) to gain broader understanding, particularly among payers, of the soon-to-be initiated CAP accreditation program for next generation sequencing (NGS).
- Holding a Genomic Technologies Summit where innovators, payers, patients, clinicians, and other stakeholders can come together to discuss the current state of evidence development for important emerging genomic and related clinical technologies. These include innovative approaches to DNA sampling and sequencing, as well as RNA, proteomics, and other methods for the prediction, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of disease.