Update on kidneyIntelX.dkd LCD Consideration

January 17, 2024
RNS Number : 9171Z
Renalytix PLC
17 January 2024


Renalytix plc

("Renalytix" or the "Company")


Update on kidneyIntelX.dkd Local Coverage Determination Consideration


Local Coverage Determination would result in contracted coverage

for an estimated additional five million Medicare patients with Type 2 diabetes and early-stage chronic kidney disease


LONDON and SALT LAKE CITY, January 17, 2024 - Renalytix plc (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) announces that on January 11, 2024, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), National Government Services (NGS), Inc., released the agenda for a Local Coverage Determination (LCD) Open Meeting taking place on February 29, 2024.  The Renalytix KidneyIntelX™ and kidneyintelX.dkd prognostic test for adults with Type 2 diabetes and early-stage chronic kidney disease are one of five proposed LCDs for consideration on the agenda.  There are currently an estimated 14 million patients with Type 2 diabetes and early-stage kidney disease in the United States.


The proposed LCDs will be published on February 8, 2024. A 45-day public comment period begins on February 8, and ends on March 23, 2024.


NGS is a subsidiary of Elevance Health, Inc. (previously Anthem, Inc.), contracting with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Jurisdiction 6, encompassing Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, and Jurisdiction K, encompassing Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New York. Any Medicare Fee For Service claims for patients tested anywhere in the United States and processed in the Renalytix New York City laboratory are submitted to NGS for payment at the rate established by CMS.


Renalytix formally requested an LCD from NGS and submitted substantial peer reviewed published evidence in support of coverage of KidneyIntelX and kidneyintelX.dkd. NGS held a Contractor Advisory Board meeting on August 29, 2023, where a panel of external experts reviewed and discussed the clinical evidence. Based on this evidence, along with the FDA's de novo marketing authorization for the kidneyintelX.dkd ™ test, Renalytix believes that there is a strong basis for NGS determining that these tests are reasonable and necessary for Medicare beneficiaries. Following the Open Public Meeting, NGS will review public comments and issue a final LCD which is expected in calendar year 2024.


Renalytix also continues to expand private payer coverage agreements across the United States. This coverage includes a January 2024 contract with Velocity National Provider Network, covering 2.7 million member lives nationwide.   


The full agenda of the February 29, 2024 LCD Open Meeting can be found on the NGS Medicare website at www.ngsmedicare.com.


For further information, please contact:


Renalytix plc


James McCullough, CEO

Via Walbrook PR



Stifel (Nominated Adviser, Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7710 7600

Alex Price / Nicholas Moore / Nick Harland / Samira Essebiyea




Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)

Tel: 020 7597 4000

Gary Clarence / Shalin Bhamra




Walbrook PR Limited

Tel: 020 7933 8780 or renalytix@walbrookpr.com

Paul McManus / Alice Woodings

Mob: 07980 541 893 / 07407 804 654



CapComm Partners


Peter DeNardo

Tel: 415-389-6400 or investors@renalytix.com


About Renalytix

Renalytix (NASDAQ: RNLX) (LSE: RENX) is an in-vitro diagnostics and laboratory services company that is the global founder and leader in the new field of bioprognosis™ for kidney health. The leadership team, with a combined 200+ years of healthcare and in-vitro diagnostic experience, has designed its KidneyIntelX laboratory developed test to enable risk assessment for rapid progressive decline in kidney function in adult patients with T2D and early CKD (stages 1-3). We believe that by understanding how disease will progress, patients and providers can take action early to improve outcomes and reduce overall health system costs. For more information, visit www.renalytix.com.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Examples of these forward-looking statements include statements concerning: the Local Coverage Determination process, timeline and outcome for kidneyIntelX.dkd, the commercial prospects of KidneyIntelX and kidneyIntelX.dkd, including whether KidneyIntelX and kidneyIntelX.dkd will be successfully adopted by physicians, inform clinical guidelines, achieve expanded insurance coverage and be successfully distributed and marketed, our expectations regarding reimbursement decisions and the ability of KidneyIntelX and kidneyIntelX.dkd to curtail costs of chronic and end-stage kidney disease, optimize care delivery and improve patient outcomes. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "seeks," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. We may not actually achieve the plans and objectives disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: that KidneyIntelX and kidneyIntelX.dkd are based on novel artificial intelligence technologies that are rapidly evolving and potential acceptance, utility and clinical practice remains uncertain; we have only recently commercially launched KidneyIntelX; and risks relating to the impact on our business of the COVID-19 pandemic or similar public health crises. These and other risks are described more fully in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and the "Risk Factors" section of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on September 28, 2023, and other filings we make with the SEC from time to time. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.




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