Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation of Wilmington announced today that Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc., New Jersey’s oldest and largest health insurer, utilized its services to evaluate, analyze and optimize their outpatient laboratory provider network.
Kentmere Healthcare Consulting also was retained to review and ensure the appropriate use of new testing technology to help members, employers and providers reduce costs, while improving medical quality for the insurer’s 3.8 million members.
Kentmere Healthcare Consulting transitioned Horizon from an exclusive outpatient laboratory network to an expanded network, effective January 1, 2019, resulting in better access and lower costs for Horizon members and employer groups.
“We are pleased to be chosen by Horizon to help develop and manage their outpatient laboratory strategy for the future,” said Jeffrey M. Petrizzi, president of Kentmere Healthcare Consulting Corporation. “Horizon is known as a thought leader in developing the way healthcare will be delivered in the future, while increasing quality and reducing cost.”
An independent firm, Kentmere Healthcare Consulting has served health plans operating in all 50 states in its nearly 20-year history.
“Kentmere Healthcare Consulting provided the guidance, expertise and management services Horizon needed for a new lab strategy that will enhance lab access and convenience for our 3.8 million members,” said James Dell’Arena, director of Network Data and Medical Cost Strategy for Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. “Kentmere Healthcare Consulting’s assistance on this important and complex procurement made it possible for Horizon to offer an expanded and improved network of labs beginning January 1, 2019.