Test Utilization Management
Genetic tests are being ordered more frequently by healthcare providers with limited training and expertise in medical genetics and current technologies. A single inappropriate genetic test order can result in thousands of wasted dollars. The use of genetic counselors in test utilization management has been shown to drastically reduce healthcare costs (PMIDs: 29087642, 24665052, 25732008 and 24084506).
Genetic counselors are trained to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective approach to genetic testing for a given patient. MyGeneTeam genetic counselors offer services to reduce costs to your organization through utilization management, including:
- Examining genetic test orders to identify possible sources of wasteful spending
- Evaluating individual test orders to establish test appropriateness
- Reviewing medical records to determine the best approach to testing for a given patient
- Recommending the most cost-efficient and clinically correct approach to testing
- Working with and training healthcare providers to facilitate proper test ordering