Sequenom, Inc. has entered into agreements with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. (effective 4/11/16), Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Plans for Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin (effective 5/15), and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia (effective 5/23/16).
The agreements provide in-network coverage for Sequenom Laboratories™' noninvasive prenatal tests for both high and average-risk pregnancies to Anthem's members in those states. The Georgia agreement does not include HMO plans, and the Virginia agreement does not include HealthKeepers products.
"Becoming an in-network provider with leading health insurers, particularly for average risk pregnancies, is a critical component of our commercialization plan," said Dirk van den Boom, Ph.D., President and CEO of Sequenom. "The addition of these seven states to our Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield relationship represents meaningful progress in our efforts to bring the benefits of noninvasive prenatal testing to women throughout the United States."