Saturday, October 17, 2020

My Video About the New CMS Colorectal Liquid Biopsy NCD

Here's my video and deck about Medicare's October 16, 2020, announcement of an all-new approach to covering future liquid biopsy tests that screen for colorectal cancer.

The first six minutes explain what happened and why it's important.  For those who want a deep dive, the next ten minutes provide that.  The jump-point between the overview and the deep dive is clearly marked.

If you'd rather go straight to the deck alone, I provide the PowerPoint link below, as well as at the YouTube channel.

Video here:

Video also here:

A second version of video with better audio here:

See my October 16 breaking-news blog here.


On October 16, 2020, the Medicare agency proposed to cover FDA-approved blood tests to screen for colorectal cancer. No such tests are currently covered, but they would be covered in the future as they emerge from FDA approval and receive medical association endorsements. Comment period is open for 30 days. Below, I provide links to the original documents and my blog on the topic. This video covers the essentials in the first 3-4 minutes, and then takes a deep dive in the last ten minutes. NCD PROPOSAL: -- TRACKING SHEET (HOME PAGE) -- DRAFT PROPOSAL (COMMENT BOX AT TOP) MY BLOG http://www.discoveriesinhealthpolicy.... POWERPOINT USED IN THIS VIDEO

  Informal transcript