Millenium Laboratories of California, Inc. Announces National Agreement with MultiPlan, Leading Healthcare Cost Management Company
8/9/2010 9:11:08 AM
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, Inc., a leading provider of therapeutic drug monitoring and education to physicians and staff treating chronic pain, announced today a national agreement with MultiPlan, the nation's leading comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. As a participating provider in the PHCS and MultiPlan Networks, Millennium Laboratories will assist participating physicians with state-of-the-art therapeutic drug monitoring services and tools. MultiPlan contracts with over 700,000 total providers, including hospitals, ancillary care facilities and healthcare practitioners across the United States.
Under the agreement, Millennium will provide its industry-leading, fast turn-around time on drug test reporting and final confirmation of laboratory analysis results exclusively utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). In addition, MultiPlan's participating providers will have access to Millennium's Hotline that provides phone consultations with the company's expert toxicologists about test results, drug interactions, and/or any other clinical topic of concern.
Dr. Paul Goldstein, MultiPlan Vice President & Corporate Medical Director said, "MultiPlan is committed to performance outcomes that enhance the care providers deliver to patients. Our agreement with Millennium creates the ability to provide enhanced quality pain management services."
James Slattery, Millennium Laboratories CEO, added, "We are pleased to participate in the PHCS and MultiPlan Networks to provide these vital services. Millennium has established a reputation for the highest standard of support in therapeutic drug monitoring and physician and staff education as well as original research in the field."
MultiPlan, Inc. is the industry's most comprehensive provider of healthcare cost management solutions. The company provides a single gateway to a host of primary, complementary and out-of-network strategies for managing the financial risks associated with healthcare claims. Clients include large and mid-sized insurers, third party administrators, self-funded plans, HMOs and other entities that pay claims on behalf of health plans. For more information, visit www.multiplan.com.
About Millennium Laboratories, Inc.
Millennium Laboratories is a national, research-based medication monitoring company whose test panels, technology, customer support, educational resources and experts are specifically focused on clinicians who treat chronic pain. The company has the only major Urine Drug Testing (UDT) laboratory exclusively utilizing the latest cutting-edge technology, Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry/Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). This allows Millennium to provide the fastest turn-around time in the industry for determining the presence and precise levels of drugs in a patient's urine, usually in one business day.
Located in San Diego's life sciences cluster, Millennium offers pain management practitioners industry-leading test accuracy in conjunction with clinical decision support through its RADAR Hotline 12 hours every business day. Millennium is the only reference laboratory certified as a training facility for toxicology scientists and operates as a unique research component of the University of California, San Diego's (UCSD) doctoral program in Pharmacy. Millennium serves as an industry, government and payer educator and a compassionate advocate for chronic pain sufferers throughout the United States. The company is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving the Gold Seal of Approval for healthcare quality and safety. For more information, visit the Millennium Laboratories website, www.becausepainmatters.com.
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