Aug 7, 2019

UnitedHealthcare piloted the Lab Benefit Management Program (LBM), administered by BeaconLBS, in Florida. As part of that program, care providers obtained advance notification for lab tests. We’re ending the pilot on Aug. 31, 2019.

Beginning Sept. 1, 2019, these Florida care providers will follow the appropriate processes for ordering lab services consistent with UnitedHealthcare’s prior authorization/notification programs.

Even though the LBM program is ending, BeaconLBS will continue to administer our Genetic and Molecular Lab Testing Notification/Prior Authorization program ( 

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Program Resources and Administrative Protocols

The UnitedHealthcare Laboratory Benefit Management Program was developed to help improve the quality of outpatient laboratory services, support evidence-based guidelines for patient care and lower costs for our members. Key components of the program include:

  • A high-performing, lower cost network of laboratories that helps provide consistent clinical practices and cost-efficiency.
  • Clinical policies that more closely tie evidence-based guidelines to laboratory test orders to support appropriate utilization
  • An online Physician Decision Support tool to help make it easier for ordering care providers to choose the right tests and laboratories for our members

Additional Resources