Please visit the recording of “Getting the best out of prior authorizations and letter’s of medical necessity” provided by Julie Kaylor and Erin Beaver.   (Note you will have to fast forward to 15 minutes for it to begin)

Julie is a certified genetic counselor and has over 9 years of experience in genetics services in a laboratory, hospital, and health plan vendor setting.  She is specialized in utilization management to increase access to appropriate genetic testing across health care.  Her passion lies in speaking enthusiastically and effectively to multiple stakeholders while advocating for increased access to quality genetics care and forming partnerships between providers, institutions, health plans, and laboratories.

Erin is a genetic counselor with 1 year of industry experience and over 9 years of clinical experience in the St. Louis, MO area.  She is the founder of inGENEuity, LLC, a genetic genealogy and counseling company.  Erin currently works as a full time clinical genetic counselor in oncology at BJC Healthcare, Missouri Baptist Medical Center Breast Healthcare Center.  Previous to this position, she held an industry genomic testing consultant position with PerkinElmer Genomics, a clinical genetic counselor and genetic counseling supervisor position at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, and a clinical genetic counselor position in Fetal Care at Washington University in St. Louis.  In her free time, Erin teaches at the Washington University in St. Louis Genetic Counseling Program and advises thesis students at the UAMS genetic counseling program.  Erin’s research interests include development of innovative models of care in genetics, public health communications, and addressing inequities and disparities in healthcare especially as it relates to genetic services.

Genetic Testing Toolkit Resources:

Patient glossary for terms related to insurance coverage

Sponsored Testing List

Prior Authorization Information

How to do a Prior Authorization

What needs to be in a Letter of Medical Necessity

Letter of Medical Necessity General Template

Letter of Medical Necessity Template for Whole Exome Sequence (WES)

Letter of Medical Necessity Template for WGS + WES

Letter of Medical Necessity Template for Chromosomal Micro Array