LA JOLLA, Calif., May 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DermTech, Inc., an emerging diagnostics company focusing on non-invasive gene expression tests for skin cancer and inflammatory diseases, announced today it has completed contracts for payment with Tricare and America's Choice Provider Network. Additionally, DermTech announced it has received credentialing approval from UnitedHealthcare for participation as a network provider. Tricare provides coverage to nearly 9.4 million beneficiaries in the military health system. ACPN's multi-specialty network provides access to over 24 million Americans. UnitedHealthcare provides health care access to more than 27.5 million Americans.
Steve Kemper, the company's CFO, stated: "These agreements support our commitment to growth as an in-network participating provider. We continue to execute our strategy to commercialize our non-invasive test for the detection of melanoma, the first test utilizing our novel adhesive biopsy platform."
DermTech is a commercial stage molecular dermatology company developing non-invasive gene expression tests to aid the clinical diagnosis of skin cancer and inflammatory skin conditions. DermTech operates a CLIA licensed laboratory located in the company's La Jolla, CA headquarters. DermTech's technology allows the analysis of skin biopsy samples collected non-invasively using an adhesive patch. DermTech provides highly accurate, objective information to the physicians to improve care and reduce costs. Current dermatologic diagnosis is primarily based on subjective visual pattern recognition that is prone to error and results in a substantial number of unnecessary surgical procedures. For additional information visit: www.dermtech.com.
ACPN is an independent, multi-specialty provider network accessed by over 1,400 payers that has developed proprietary network and technology for the purpose of achieving consistency in healthcare transactions, simplifying claims adjudication processes, creating reasonable reimbursement arrangements and establishing reliable healthcare access for all parties; providers, payers and patients. More than 24 million American's and 750,000 international lives have access to ACPN's network through a client base consisting of Insurance Carriers, Third Party Administrators, Health and Welfare Funds, Employer Groups and Self-Insured Health Plans.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. Globally, UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
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SOURCE DermTech, Inc.