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Aspira Women’s Health Inc. Announces Coverage for OVA1® in the AIM Specialty Health Laboratory Medicine Clinical Guidelines


  • AIM is a member of the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield family of companies which promotes optimal care through use of evidence-based clinical guidelines and real-time decision support for both providers and their patients.
  • AIM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., serving more than 50 million members across 50 states, D.C. and US territories.

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AUSTIN, Texas — July 8, 2021 — Aspira Women’s Health Inc. (Nasdaq: AWH) today announced its OVA1® risk assessment test for ovarian cancer in women with pelvic masses is considered medically necessary according to AIM Specialty Health’s Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines. AIM Specialty Health is a member of the Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield family of companies and serves as a specialty benefits management company working with many of the nation’s largest health care organizations.  AIM’s mission is to promote appropriate, safe, and affordable health care. As one of the nation’s leading specialty benefits management firms, AIM helps improve the quality of care and reduces the cost for many of the most complex tests and treatments.

The OVA1® test is now included in AIM’s guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of an adnexal mass when it is indeterminate based on clinical and complete pelvic ultrasound evaluation.  The guidelines also include OVA1® for the determination of the required surgical approach, operator expertise and level of care for an adnexal mass. 

Recent positive coverage additions for OVA1®, such as New York State Medicaid, coupled with peer-reviewed publications documenting OVA1’s superior clinical performance as compared to CA125, especially among Black women, has resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of women who have access to the OVA1® technology.  Aspira Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of Aspira Women’s Health, is the only U.S. provider for Aspira’s proprietary OVA1® test, an FDA-cleared, ACOG recommended, and Medicare covered ovarian cancer risk assessment tool for women with a pelvic mass.

“We are excited to provide access to OVA1plusTM, to such a large segment of the population,” said Valerie Palmieri, President and CEO of Aspira Women’s Health Inc. “This guideline from an organization with a robust technology assessment process expands our ability to truly change the standard of care and helps advance our commitment to making OVA1® accessible to ALL women.”