SAN DIEGO, June 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of molecular technologies designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients with cancer, announces it has entered into a managed care provider agreement with Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC (MCCP) to process out-of-network claims for Biocept's Target Selector™ liquid biopsy testing. MCCP is a reference-based pricing insurance network that includes more than 150,000 providers nationwide.
"MCCP has a reputation for paying out-of-network claims correctly, in full and on time; and we are delighted to be working with them," said Dede Goehler, Biocept's Senior Director of Managed Care Strategies. "Under this new relationship, out-of-network claims for our Target Selector™ testing will be adjudicated by MCCP at pre-negotiated pricing in a timely manner, helping to accelerate collections while reducing the length of time receivables remain outstanding."
"This agreement effectively expands our managed care network of covered lives at a time when the healthcare community increasingly recognizes the importance of our liquid biopsy tests in helping physicians to determine the optimal treatment for their patients with cancer," said Michael Nall, Biocept's President and CEO. "MCCP's network includes 47 million covered lives, with some members covered by multiple plans. We are working to enter into additional similar partnerships that help adjudicate out-of-network claims, as well as with managed care plans for in-network coverage for their members."
Medical Cost Containment Professionals, LLC was founded by Principal and CEO Daniel Ayala to help lower the cost of healthcare throughout America. MCCP has been successful in driving down the cost of business for its clients. MCCP's unique business model allows for negotiation of 80% of the claims it receives regardless of the amount. More information is available at www.mccpppo.com.
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with clinically actionable information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. Additionally, Biocept is offering nationwide COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing to support public health efforts during this unprecedented pandemic. For more information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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