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Buyers Beware. Cancer Genetic Testing Should Be Performed in the Health Care Setting.

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12/31/2018
As a friends of the Cancer Policy Institute member, FORCE provided comments on the International Pricing Index (IPI) Model for Medicare Part B Drugs.

12/20/2018
Success! The EEOC removed the GINA regulations section allowing incentives/penalties to provide personal health information as part of an employer-sponsored wellness program.

11/26/2018
FORCE endorsed HR 6836, the Clinical Treatment Act, which would ensure that states cover routine care costs for Medicaid enrollees who participate in approved clinical trials.

9/26/2018
FORCE joined nearly 100 patient advocacy orgs in expressing concern about allowing Medicare Advantage plans to use step therapy. Read letter...

9/13/2018
We joined in a letter encouraging the House Ways and Means Committee to make the 7.5% medical expense deduction permanent.

ALERT:
Buyers Beware. Cancer Genetic Testing Should Be Performed in the Health Care Setting.

Genetic Testing & Counseling

Overview

There is a flood of information available about genetic tests for cancer risk in the media, and even at community events, such as health fairs and senior centers. If these promotions have caught your attention and you are considering DNA/genetic testing, there is important information that you should know first.

Genetic testing can provide important, life-saving information if done in the right way. If you are considering genetic testing to learn more about your cancer risk, or if you have already received genetic test results, consider speaking with a genetic counselor, doctor or other health care provider who has advanced training in genetics. This is the most reliable way to obtain and understand information about your risk.

Read this Alert to protect yourself from misinformation and potential harm.

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