Tag: lab benefit management

Florida bill to restrict BeaconLBS advances in state Senate

THE DARK REPORT is first to report on the latest development as part of its ongoing coverage of how Florida physicians are reacting to the implementation of the UnitedHealthCare laboratory benefits management program and the requirement to use the BeaconLBS system before they can order any of 80 designated lab tests.

The response of the Florida

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Florida Docs Seek to Cut Ties with UnitedHealthcare

CEO SUMMARY: Physicians in Florida continue to express significant concerns about UnitedHealthcare’s pilot program requiring pre-notification for 80 clinical laboratory tests, including many routine tests, and pre-authorization for two genetic tests. The pro- gram is so onerous that some physicians have said they want to get out of their United contracts. Moreover, during a recent webinar to show Florida physicians how the BeaconLBS system works, officials from BeaconLBS could not get the system to function!

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UnitedHealth Answers Queries about Function of BeaconLBS

ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED to UnitedHealthcare about the insurer’s laboratory benefit management program now coming into operation in Florida were provided by the company’s public communication officer. These answers are reproduced below:

Q: Will BeaconLBS process the claims that come through the BeaconLBS system or will UHC process those claims once they are approved by BeaconLBS?


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