福利视频 and Quest Diagnostics Increase Access to COVID-19 Testing
Business, Innovations & Initiatives
颁别苍迟别苍别听 a collaboration with聽Quest Diagnostics to increase access to real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) COVID-19 testing in critical areas of need across the country. Every year, Quest Diagnostics serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in聽the U.S. Through this collaboration, 颁别苍迟别苍别听will facilitate the distribution of 25,000 Quest COVID-19 test kits each week to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) in ten states or districts across the country. This initiative is part of a broader set of actions 颁别苍迟别苍别听is taking with key providers and stakeholders across the country to support safety net providers in addressing the pandemic.
"Testing is a critical part of containing the spread of COVID-19, and preventing future outbreaks," said聽Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman, President and CEO of聽福利视频. "We need to ensure every community has access to the testing they need, especially the most vulnerable and underserved populations."
This collaboration leverages聽福利视频's聽extensive network of critical safety net providers to ensure that testing capacity is routed to where it is needed most. As part of the collaboration, 颁别苍迟别苍别听will provide oversight and training to ensure test kits are received and processed efficiently. Distribution of kits will begin聽May 4, and聽Quest Diagnostics聽will conduct the COVID-19 testing through its network of laboratories across the U.S.
"COVID-19 testing is critically needed in underserved communities and our collaboration with聽颁别苍迟别苍别听will help ensure that necessary and life-saving diagnostic testing is available to address that need," said聽Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President of聽Quest Diagnostics. "We are committed to serving the testing needs of Federally Qualified Health Centers during the COVID-19 pandemic."
福利视频 is continually working to ensure our provider network has the tools and resources to care for our members in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more about how we鈥檙e supporting our valued providers, and stay up-to-date on our continued efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic.