Current Status of Medicare Review of Human Tumor Assays

History: In August of 1999, 4 different laboratories applied for Medicare coverage for Human Tumor Assays.

Oncotech, Inc.
Larry Weisenthal, MD, PhD (Weisenthal Cancer Group)
Rational Therapeutics, Inc.
Anticancer, Inc.

Details of the process of the DHHS/HCFA review of Human Tumor Assays may be found in the descriptions and links elsewhere on this site (click the "back" arrow on your browser). The current status of this review process is summarized in (1) the linked March 15, 2000 letter from Dr. Weisenthal to Medicare and (2) the linked April 13, 2000 letter from Medicare to Dr. Weisenthal.