December 01, 2023

The PLN application process is open

We’re excited to invite you to apply for your facility to be part of UnitedHealthcare Preferred Lab Network (PLN), which will be effective on July 1, 2024. The PLN includes currently contracted, free-standing laboratories that have met high standards for access, cost, data quality and service.

PLN benefits

If your application is approved, you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • We’ll highlight your lab in our directories to make it easy for members to access care at your lab. This also helps health care professionals to send referrals to your facility. 
  • We’ll provide you with approved language to be able to promote this designation in your marketing materials 

Next steps

To apply, request an application by emailing us at by Jan. 15, 2024, with the subject line “Preferred Lab Network”. In the body of the email, please provide the following information:

  • Contact name, position and email address
  • Complete mailing address
  • Organization name
  • Organization TIN
  • National Provider Identifier 

We’ll email you the link to the application, which you’ll need to complete by Jan. 31, 2024. If your lab meets the criteria, we’ll let you know by May 30, 2024. We’ll also send you an Amendment to your Participation Agreement that includes the terms associated with PLN status.

Questions? We’re here to help

Chat with a live advocate 7 a.m.–7 p.m. CT from the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal. You can also call Provider Services at 877-842-3210, TTY/RTT 711, 7 a.m.–5 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday. 


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