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December 19, 2012
09:59 EDTSQNM, WLPWellpoint deems Sequenom pre-natal tests medically necessary for some patients
In a medical policy update with an effective date of Dec. 19, 2012, health insurer Wellpoint (WLP) stated that it views cell-free fetal DNA-based prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidies, including but not limited to Trisomy 13, Trisomy 18 and Trisomy 21, medically necessary for its members when certain criteria are met. Wellpoint stated there are currently several commercially available laboratory developed tests which analyze circulating cell-free DNA to identify increased representation of various chromosomes, including but not necessarily limited to the Sequenom's (SQNM) MaterniT21 Test and its MaterniT21 Plus Test, among others from Verinata Health and Aria Diagnostics. In early morning trading, shares of Sequenom rose 32c, or 6.84%, to $4.96, with the strength being attributed by some to Wellpoint's approval. Reference Link
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October 20, 2014
13:01 EDTWLPWellPoint renews agremeent with Healthways to continue SilverSneakers program
SilverSneakers Fitness program will continue to be available to most members of WellPoint’s (WLP) affiliated Medicare Advantage plans as a result of its renewed agreement with Healthways (HWAY), which administers the popular program. SilverSneakers offers fitness programs geared toward older adults, including strength training and aerobic and flexibility exercises. The program offers WellPoint affiliated Medicare Advantage members full memberships at participating fitness facilities nationwide at no extra cost.
October 15, 2014
07:27 EDTWLPModern Healthcare to hold a virtual conference
Building Tomorrow's Delivery Model: Forging a Path to Value is being held on October 15 at 9:30 am. Webcast Link

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