SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Counsyl, a DNA testing and genetic counseling service, announced today that its screening tests and services are now available as in-network benefits under the California Medical Assistance Program (Medi-Cal). Medi-Cal is one of the largest Medicaid programs in the United States, providing free or low-cost health coverage for nearly 12 million enrollees.
Counsyl offers three screening tests in Women’s Health and Oncology:
- Non-Invasive Prenatal Screening (Informed Pregnancy Screen)
- BRCA Analysis for Breast and Ovarian Cancer (Inherited Cancer Screen)
- Expanded Carrier Screening (Family Prep Screen)
Medi-Cal beneficiaries who receive Counsyl tests will also have on-demand access to counseling services with a board-certified genetic counselor. The company employs 40+ genetic counselors, including on-call counselors to help both physicians and patients interpret results and understand next steps for their care.
The addition of Medi-Cal to Counsyl’s expansive list of in-network partners “will bring genetic tests to people who may not have had access to them otherwise,” said Ramji Srinivasan, Counsyl Co-founder and CEO. “We believe genetic testing should be a mainstream health service available to all who need it, and this serves as a step in that direction.”
“To make the biggest impact on patient health, we strongly believe that DNA testing services should be an integral part of the healthcare system, not separate from it,” said Alex Rublev, Manager, Market Access and Reimbursement at Counsyl. “That is why we aim to work closely with established medical providers and health plans. We hope to continue expanding our in-network insurance coverage across the nation.”
Counsyl is a DNA testing and genetic counseling service. We are committed to helping patients understand their DNA and how it can inform important health decisions. Whether it’s starting a family or evaluating risk for cancer, Counsyl's DNA screening tests provide patients with early awareness about genetic conditions, so they can live informed and prepare for the future. Counsyl has screened more than 600,000 patients and served more than 10,000 health care professionals.
For more information, visit www.counsyl.com.