Sheree Paloutzian, Ph.D., senior director of health plans and payer markets in the west region for Quest Diagnostics, says her organization is primarily focused on reducing the cost of health care. In this edition of “What They’re Watching,” Paloutzian explains that Quest is working with health plans to implement value-based contracts that aim to achieve its goal of lowering the cost of care.
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“[We are implementing] strategies that use our data to help impact the treatment of members in a more cost-effective way.”
By directing health plans to cost-effective data hubs like Quest, Paloutzian says she’s already seeing 10-15% savings in lab spend among these plans.