FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Is GeneStrat/VeriStrat covered by insurance?

For patients with Medicare:

− VeriStrat® is covered by Medicare for patients with non-small cell lung cancer who are EGFR wild-type or whose EGFR mutation status is unknown.

− GeneStrat gene mutations are covered.

For patients with Medicare or Medicaid, if you meet the criteria for coverage, there is no out-of pocket expense.

For patients with Medicare Advantage or private insurance, you may have a copay, coinsurance, or deductible. If you need financial assistance, our Biodesix Assist Financial Support Program is available to potentially reduce or eliminate any remaining financial responsibility.

For patients with Private Insurance:

− Biodesix® will file the claim and any necessary appeal with the patient’s insurance company. VeriStrat and the genes included within GeneStrat have positive medical policy with a large number of National and Regional Health Plans.

For patients without insurance, the Biodesix Assist Financial Support Program is available for those who qualify.

For more information about reimbursement or the Biodesix Assist Financial Support Program, please call a Biodesix Patient Advocate at 1.866.432.5930.

How do I order a test kit?

You can order by phone at 1-866-432-5930, or via this form.

Does Biodesix offer any financial assistance with GeneStrat/VeriStrat?

Biodesix is committed to making GeneStrat and VeriStrat available to all patients. Our experienced patient advocates will seek coverage for your test, and our Biodesix Assist Financial Support Program is available to those who qualify to reduce or eliminate potential patient financial responsibility. Patients may apply to pre-qualify for financial assistance at any time including applying before the test is performed. Patients may call and pre-qualify over the phone by contacting our Patient Advocates at 1.866.432.5930.

What are genetic mutations and why are they important to the treatment of my cancer?

Genetic mutations are changes that occur within the DNA of a cancer cell. Some targeted therapies are known to be more effective for patients with specific mutations. Your individualgenetic test results can help your physician guide your treatment plan.

For patients and caregivers

What is GeneStrat?

GeneStrat is a blood test for patients who have been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. The test identifies certain genetic mutations in your tumor that could determine the course of your treatment. Based on your GeneStrat results, your physician may also order VeriStrat for additional information about your disease.

GeneStrat test results provide physicians with information that can help make more informed treatment decisions.

For patients with advanced lung cancer:

  • Test prior to making initial treatment decisions
  • Your doctor may also test for the T790M resistance mutation to identify disease progression or to potentially change your therapy

Test results should be used in combination with the patient’s clinical history, other diagnostic tests, and clinicopathological factors, evaluated by a qualified physician.

For healthcare professionals

Can you accelerate starting your patients on the right therapy?

GeneStrat™ is a targeted liquid biopsy mutation test for patients with advanced lung cancer:

When should the GeneStrat test be run? When you need rapid, actionable mutation results for therapy decisions and monitoring.

  • Prior to making 1st-line treatment decisions
  • T790M for identifying progression on EGFR-TKI therapy

When should the GeneStrat test be run? When you need rapid, actionable mutation results for therapy decisions and monitoring.

  • Prior to making 1st-line treatment decisions
  • T790M for identifying progression on EGFR-TKI therapy

Reflex to VeriStrat when patient is EGFR wild-type

Treatment Pathway

Test results should be used in combination with the patient’s clinical history, other diagnostic tests, and clinicopathological factors, evaluated by a qualified physician.

 

 

 

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