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OPKO Health’s BioReference Laboratories Expands Contract With Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to Include All Plans and Products

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., August 18, 2020 – BioReference Laboratories Inc., an OPKO Health Company, is pleased to announce it is now in-network with all Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) products, including its Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Medicaid lines of business. The contract includes BioReference’s subsidiary GeneDx, Inc., a full service genetics […]

NBA extends community testing program as part of 2019-20 Season Restart in Orlando

NBA NEW YORK – The NBA announced today a new community testing program providing thousands of no-cost COVID-19 PCR tests in Orlando, Fla. and team markets nationwide.  The program, which is a part of NBA Together, the league’s global community and social engagement campaign that aims to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans […]

Rite Aid Opens New COVID-19 Testing Sites in Michigan and Ohio

Rite Aid CAMP HILL, Pa. (July 29, 2020) – Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) continues to expand its no-charge COVID-19 testing service with the addition of six drive-through locations opening on July 30 in Michigan and Ohio, through its partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like Rite Aid’s existing drive-through testing sites, […]

Company Testing NBA Players In Bubble Seeks ‘Greater Good’

Forbes The company testing NBA players in the Orlando bubble is tackling a unique logistical challenge in order to facilitate a “greater good,” according to the man in charge of testing NBA players to ensure they are not positive for COVID-19. Bio-Reference Laboratories has about 100 people working inside and outside of the NBA bubble […]

BioReference Labs says it will conduct coronavirus testing for all 32 NFL teams

CNBC The NFL has selected BioReference Laboratories, a private diagnostics company, to handle coronavirus testing for the entire league this year, Executive Chairman Dr. Jon Cohen told CNBC’s Jim Cramer Monday. “I am not going to discuss the specifics of our relationship right now with the NFL,” he said in an interview on “Mad Money.” “I will […]

UnitedHealthcare’s Triple Aim Focus Adding More Value for Lab Services

More affordable procedure costs, shorter wait times, higher quality – everyone wants these things from their health care experience. UnitedHealthcare’s Triple Aim focus – improving health care affordability, outcomes and the patient experience – is now adding more value for lab services.     Consider this.  Laboratory services are often the starting point to any medical procedure. During […]

COVID-19 antibody testing site opens in Doral as Florida cases hit record-breaking high

Fox News Miami (WSVN) MIAMI (WSVN) – A COVID-19 antibody testing site has opened in Doral on the same day the Florida Department of Health reported a record-breaking total of cases for the state. Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez addressed the uptick in new reported cases in a video message posted on Thursday. “Now, with the virus spreading […]