UnitedHealth, Quest Diagnostics unveil strategic partnership

|About: Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (DGX)|By:, SA News Editor

UnitedHealthcare (NYSE:UNH) and Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) announce a long-term strategic partnership intended to focus on ways to create more personalized care recommendations for the 48M-plus people enrolled in UNH plans.

The two companies say they will collaborate on "a variety of value-based programs, bringing the same aligned incentives and enhanced patient experience to lab services as exist today in accountable care arrangements between [UNH] and more than 1,100 hospitals and 110,000 physicians."

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, Quest will become an in-network provider of laboratory services for all UNH plan participants.