CMS Affirms Cologuard® Covered Every Three Years for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Without Cost Sharing

 MADISON, Wis., Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an updated Evidence of Coverage notice for Medicare Advantage plans that affirms such plans must include coverage of Cologuard every three years without patient coinsurance, copayments or deductibles.

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Cologuard® Coverage Expands with Updated Policies from HCSC and Florida Blue

Positive medical policies from health plans that collectively insure 18 million people

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) today announced that Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC), the nation's fourth largest health insurer, and Florida Blue recently updated their medical policies to cover Cologuard. With these policy updates, 80 million people are insured by commercial plans with positive medical policies regarding Cologuard. Including Medicare, Cologuard is now covered for 62 percent of its total target population.

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NCQA Proposes Inclusion of Cologuard in 2017 HEDIS Quality Measures

Updated HEDIS Measures Would Align with Final USPSTF Recommendations

MADISON, Wis., July 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exact Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: EXAS) announced that the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) has proposed to broaden the 2017 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) quality measures for colorectal cancer screening to include Cologuard® on a three-year schedule.

"Inclusion in the HEDIS quality measures is an important milestone toward Cologuard becoming a standard of care for colon cancer screening," said Kevin Conroy, chairman and CEO of Exact Sciences.  "Physicians, health systems and insurers would receive quality credit for using this patient-friendly screening option, which we believe will hasten its adoption."

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