Health care can be confusing and expensive. One area where we are working to help your patients achieve lower costs is diagnostic services, like labs. Referring your patients to a Designated Diagnostic Provider will help ensure that your patients have the lowest cost for these services.
We have updated benefits for many patients to include a tiered offering that can help verify quality standards are established and patients can save on their out-of-pocket costs. Our Designated Diagnostic Provider benefit lowers your patients’ costs when they are referred to and use a Designated Diagnostic Provider lab.
Why should you refer patients?
The following examples highlight why we are asking you to refer your patients to a Designated Diagnostic Provider lab:
Point of Care Assist
By using Point of Care Assist® directly in your electronic medical records (EMR) workflow, you’ll be able to instantly see Designated Diagnostic Providers and other laboratory care providers in your patient’s network. You can verify labs covered by their benefits, a patient’s benefit plan and estimated out-of-pocket costs.
With this information in your EMR workflow, you can help patients make informed health care decisions and connect them to cost-effective and quality providers. You will have real-time availability to your patient’s health plan information and available locations of care services for the best coverage.
For more information, visit UHCprovider.com/poca. You can also contact your dedicated network representative with questions.
Eligibility and benefits
You can also check your members’ plan eligibility by signing in to your One Healthcare ID account.