Thursday, January 9, 2020

Very Brief Blog: CareDx/Natera Court Case Cites MolDx Article

On January 8, 2020, Genomeweb ran an article about an ongoing legal dispute between CareDx and Natera regarding donor-DNA renal transplant tests - here.

I don't have any comment on the case, but the news article at Genomeweb includes a quotation that, "Medicare specifically rejected the very arguments CareDx advanced in its complaint when it finalized its Local Coverage Decision (LCD) for Natera's Prospera donor-derived cell-free DNA test."

How do you find that? 

  1. Go to Palmetto's "LCDs, NCDs, Coverage Articles" webpage - here.
  2. Click on "Future Effective LCDs."  Here.
  3. Look for L38041, MolDx: Prospera.   Here.
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the webpage of the online LCD text and see:
  5. A57821 - Response to Comments - Prospera.  Here.
  6. The CareDx comment is #4.
I've also put a cloud copy of the LCD here and a cloud copy of the article here.

You can also go to CMS Coverage Database and enter the document numbers in the small top-right box "Document ID" - here.