UnitedHealthcare has made some important changes to their out-of-network lab benefits.

Learn how these changes may affect you and your patients


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Quest Diagnostics is a UnitedHealthcare Preferred Laboratory Network provider
Lower costs, an improved experience, and innovative solutions that can lead to better outcomes. That’s why Quest Diagnostics, AmeriPath®, and Dermpath Diagnostics® are all Preferred Laboratory Network providers for UnitedHealthcare (UHC), chosen out of approximately 300 in-network labs. What does our preferred status mean? No burdensome out-of-network lab certification process for you and your patients, and lower out-of-pocket testing costs for your UnitedHealthcare patients—$0 for some.a Treatment recommendations, staffing decisions, healthcare regimens…you make smart choices every day. Quest is here to help you do more for your UHC patients. Choose Quest as your preferred lab.

a Varies by state, plan, and member deductible

Lower cost. Happier patients.

When you send your patients to Quest, many of them benefit from lower or no out-of-pocket costs and pricing transparency.

Improved experience. Better engagement.

Our tools and processes help your practice run efficiently and keep your patients actively engaged in their health.

More insights. Better outcomes.

Our industry-leading diagnostic solutions, medical expertise, and services help your patients live their healthiest lives.

Innovative solutions. Advanced testing.

We’re always investing in new, advanced testing technology to help you deliver better outcomes at a lower cost.

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New out-of-network requirements

UnitedHealthcare has updated its out-of-network lab certification process for commercial plans. Now, when you send UnitedHealthcare patients to an out-of-network lab, you’ll have to fill out more forms, and your patients may get hit with higher out-of-pocket costs. Two more reasons to make us your preferred lab.