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Hayes, Inc. to Present on Genetic Testing at 33rd Annual ROSE Conference

September 8, 2017

Renee Balliet, PhD, MBA, will speak to attendees about how to discern fact from hype in the field of genetic testing.

Lansdale, PA—The Reinsurance Group of America, Inc. (RGA) will hold their 33rd annual ROSE Conference in September. This year, Dr. Balliet will represent Hayes, Inc. with the presentation “Navigating the Hype of Genetic Testing” on September 14, 2017, at 11:00 AM to 12:15 PM CDT. Dr. Balliet will present how payers can sift through the maze of genetic tests to enhance management and claim outcomes.

“I’m honored to represent Hayes by speaking about such an important topic in healthcare today,” says Dr. Balliet. “The volume of commercially available genetic tests alone presents a significant challenge to payers when determining their coverage policies. Our presentation at the ROSE Conference will provide attendees with some of the guidance they need to navigate the volume and complexity of genetic testing.”

In her presentation, Dr. Balliet will address the following objectives:

  • Understanding the current regulatory landscape
  • Identifying key criteria when assessing tests that look at somatic variants
  • Understanding germline genetic testing and why standard definitions of clinical utility may not be appropriate
  • Exploring the future of molecular diagnostics

Renee Balliet, PhD, MBA, is the Product Manager for the Hayes Genetic Test Evaluation (GTE) program. She is responsible for the topic selection, development, and scientific review of GTE reports at Hayes. Additionally, she has authored and co-authored numerous papers in the fields of pharmacogenetics and tumor etiology. The Hayes GTE program provides the fiercely unbiased, evidence-based reports payers need to make defensible coverage decisions. Payers use the GTE program to develop coverage policy for genetic testing and to make coverage determination in the absence of policy.

Each year, the ROSE Conference welcomes nurses, case managers, claim specialists, claim managers, physicians, and others who work in group disability or health insurance across the U.S. and Canada. Attendees receive pragmatic and insightful information to enhance case management, claim outcomes, and customer service for their policy holders and claimants. The ROSE Conference will be held on September 13 to 15, 2017, at the Millennium Hotel Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN. Online registration is open now.