The organizations plan to collaborate on value-based programs and use laboratory data to promote appropriate and effective test ordering.
As of September 1, 2018, Mayo Medical Laboratories (MML) will provide in‑network laboratory services to UnitedHealthcare plan participants nationwide. With expertise in more than 3,000 clinical laboratory tests, the new relationship with Mayo Medical Laboratories gives UnitedHealthcare network physicians an additional option for processing some of their most complex diagnostics.
“Mayo Medical Laboratories is the global reference laboratory of Mayo Clinic,” says William Morice, II, M.D., Ph.D., President of MML and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. “This agreement allows patients who are insured through UnitedHealthcare to have in‑network access to the numerous tests offered by Mayo Medical Laboratories, many of which are specialized and unique.”
The organizations hope to collaborate on various value-based programs and use laboratory data to promote appropriate and effective test ordering. “We want to address the challenges and issues facing health care in our country today to provide personalized, affordable care to patients,” says Dr. Morice. “This collaboration with UnitedHealthcare will help to support high-quality care and effective treatment decisions for patients.”
As part of Mayo Clinic—a worldwide leader in medical care, research, and education—Mayo Medical Laboratories provides advanced laboratory testing and pathology services that help health care providers interpret lab results, diagnose diseases, and offer personalized treatment options.
“We offer specialized tests that require knowledgeable and experienced staff to perform and interpret the results,” adds Dr. Morice. “Mayo is proud to offer that testing and clinical expertise as an in-network provider for UnitedHealthcare.”