The only 100% Independent Outpatient Lab Benefit Management Program for Health Plans

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Celebrating 20 Years of Helping Health Plans Manage the Laboratory Benefit

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Only Kentmere Healthcare Consulting provides you:

  • The original and longest-existing Laboratory Benefit Management Program (LBMP) serving health plans since 2000
  • The only validated program used by national, regional and local health plans of all sizes: from 16,000 members to 23+ million with experience in every state
  • Highest ROI of any Lab Benefit Management Program: >20-1 for all clients, with impeccable references
  • We manage the RFP process, ongoing steerage and leakage management, savings monitoring, new test technology clinical validity, and utility evaluation, including genetics,
    using proprietary analytics unique in the health care industry
  • Your health plan still owns the network so you are not liable for others' mistakes
  • All quality metrics improve under the Kentmere Lab Benefit Management Program
  • Working with health plans, we negotiate, evaluate and validate the accuracy of analytic and savings claims in proposals from high cost LBM /prior authorization companies

 

To have someone contact you regarding Kentmere services, contact us at (302) 478-7600  or inquiry@kentmerehealth.com.

 

Success at CAHP

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation has experienced outstanding returns from the California Association of Health Plans’ annual conference.

“We visited with a majority of the health plans represented by CAHP,” said Jeffrey M. Petrizzi, founder and CEO of Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation. “In discussions, we continue to find health plans value the independence Kentmere brings its clients.” Kentmere is scheduling follow up with those asking for lab benefit management support now and into the new year.

Kentmere is the only laboratory benefits management program (LBMP) not affiliated with any labs, health plans, venture groups or imaging companies.

“Health plans recognize that non-independent LBMPs are unable to provide balanced assessments in all aspects of lab testing and technology,” Mr. Petrizzi said. “At the end of the day, the lack of independence costs plans more than it saves.”

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation established the first LBMP for health plans. Founded and headquartered in Wilmington, Del., the company has pioneered the LBMP category with its proprietary outpatient program, guiding payers to improved quality and service while saving plans tens of millions of dollars annually.

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation & Union Street Healthcare Payer Strategies Enter into Collaborative Engagement

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation has entered into a collaborative engagement for its proprietary Laboratory Benefit Management Program (LBMP) with San Diego-based Union Street Healthcare Payer Strategies.

“We are delighted with this engagement,” said Jeffrey M. Petrizzi, founder and CEO of Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation. “Union Street shares a vision that managing the lab component of health benefits can improve service in a cost-effective manner.” The arrangement enables Kentmere to bring its expertise with the Kentmere Laboratory Benefit Management Program to Union Street’s most valued clients. 

Guy Shields, founder and managing partner of Union Street Healthcare Payer Strategies said, “Kentmere is the pioneer of the laboratory benefit management space. Its program effectively manages outpatient laboratory costs, quality and delivers tremendous value to health plans.” 

Mr. Shields has more than three decades of experience leading managed care, insurance, PBM and other healthcare organizations. Union Street’s mission is to improve individual patient outcomes, reduce the total cost of care and achieve improved overall population health.

Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation established the first LBMP for health plans. Founded and headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, the company has pioneered the LBMP category with its proprietary outpatient lab management program, guiding Blue and other payers to improved quality and service, while saving plan partners tens of millions of dollars annually.

Read Kentmere's recently published White Paper, "The Evolution of Outpatient Laboratory Benefit Management: Sound Science & Medicine with Appropriate Oversight"

Before 2000, the category of outpatient lab benefit management did not exist. Both concept and category were established by Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation to assist health insurers manage outpatient laboratory testing costs and use as well as improve laboratory service quality and access for members and physicians. As Kentmere continued to define the category, lab benefit management now includes providing effective and ongoing evaluation of new laboratory testing, including genetics, for clinical validity and utility with medical policy guidelines. It also includes measuring performance standards to include member and physician service levels access and turn-around times.