IRVINE, Calif. and HERSTAL, Belgium, June 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MDxHealth SA (Euronext: MDXH.BR), announced today that it has secured the first U.S. reimbursement coverage agreement for its SelectMDx(TM) for Prostate Cancer test with America's Choice Provider Network, Inc. (ACPN). ACPN is a national provider network with over 1,700 payers, including insurance carriers, third party administrators, health and welfare funds, employer groups and self-insured health plans, providing coverage to 24 million American lives and 750,000 international lives.
"We are pleased to sign this agreement with ACPN just 3 months after we have launched our SelectMDx test on the U.S. market," said Dr. Jan Groen, CEO of MDxHealth. "Our investment last year into the company's managed care team has already been producing results and we continue to build strong relationships with payors across the country."
About America's Choice Provider Network
Founded in 2012, ACPN is an independent, multispecialty national provider network. Through its proprietary network and technology, ACPN offers access to providers, payers and patients in all 50 States, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Guam, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. ACPN's products include Individual and Group Health, Workers Compensation, Auto Liability, and Medicare Advantage. Its client base consists of Insurance Carriers, Third Party Administrators, Health and Welfare Funds, Self-Administered Employer Groups, Student Plans, Travel Plans, etc. ACPN's mission is to achieve consistency in healthcare transactions, simplify claims adjudication processes, create reasonable reimbursement arrangements, and establish reliable healthcare access for all parties-providers, payers and patients.
Of the nearly 2 million prostate biopsies performed each year, less than a third find cancer. Most of these men could have avoided a painful and invasive prostate biopsy procedure, with its associated complications and costs. SelectMDx for Prostate Cancer is a proprietary urine-based, molecular diagnostic test that offers a non-invasive 'liquid biopsy' method to assess a man's risk for prostate cancer. SelectMDx helps identify men at increased risk of harbouring aggressive, potentially lethal, prostate cancer who may benefit most from a prostate biopsy and earlier detection. The test delivers a negative predictive value (NPV) of 98% for clinically significant disease, helping to reduce unnecessary MRI procedures and invasive prostate biopsies by approximately 50%, thereby reducing healthcare costs.
MDxHealth is a multinational healthcare company that provides actionable molecular diagnostic information to personalize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company's tests are based on proprietary gene methylation (epigenetic) and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis of cancer, prognosis of recurrence risk, and prediction of response to a specific therapy. For more information, visit mdxhealth.com and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/mdxhealth.
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