Quest Diagnostics and Select Health of South Carolina Enter Agreement to Expand Laboratory Network for First Choice Members
August 4, 2021 - North Charleston, S.C.
North Charleston, S.C. — Select Health of South Carolina and Quest Diagnostics announced they have entered into an agreement that expands Select Health’s laboratory network for its Medicaid and Medicare-Medicaid dual eligible enrollees.
Select Health, the state’s oldest and largest Medicaid managed care organization, and a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, offers the First Choice Medicaid health plan statewide and the First Choice VIP Care Plus Medicare-Medicaid plan (MMP) in 42 counties. Members of both health plans are now able to obtain in-network laboratory services from Quest’s 20 locations throughout the state.
In addition, Select Health, the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, and Quest are working together to enhance access to diagnostics information services for members, increase efficiency in the delivery of laboratory services, and improve the quality of care.
“Select Health is pleased to welcome Quest Diagnostics to our network of laboratory providers,” said Market President Courtnay Thompson. “We look forward to working together to improve access to the highest quality, most effective care and services for South Carolina citizens, with the shared goal of helping them achieve the best health outcomes and overall quality of life.”
“We are excited about our relationship with Select Health of South Carolina and working together to drive improvements in health care, especially in underserved communities where we know health care disparities exist,” said David Pivinski, executive director, Medicare & Medicaid for Quest Diagnostics. “Quest offers convenience and access to high-quality diagnostic information services, and we look forward to empowering better health for First Choice by Select Health and First Choice VIP Care Plus plan members.”
First Choice Medicaid health plan members can access a full list of providers and other tools at https://www.selecthealthofsc.com/member/english/tools/index.aspx. First Choice VIP Care Plus MMP members can do likewise at https://www.firstchoicevipcareplus.com/member/english/2023/self-service-tools/index.aspx. Members of both plans may also obtain assistance by calling Member Services at the phone number on the back of their member identification card.