If you're a Daytonian in need of a cholesterol check, CompuNet Clinical Laboratories has a vial with your name on it. The company provides comprehensive laboratory testing services to physicians, patients, hospitals, and managed care companies in and around Dayton, Ohio. It draws blood (and takes other patient samples) at some 30 specimen collection centers throughout its service area and processes them at one of its various laboratory locations including at its headquarters in Dayton and at Miami Valley Hospital. Founded in 1986, the company is a joint venture owned by Miami Valley Hospital, Quest Diagnostics, and a local pathology group.
Through its relationship with Quest, CompuNet has the ability to expand its services nationwide by offering Quest's online ordering and reporting system (Care360) to its managed care client base, which includes Humana, Cigna, and Aetna.
CompuNet and Quest face increasing competition from other lab services providers seeking out profitable contracts with managed care companies, such as the relationship between rival LabCorp and UnitedHealth. The two have an agreement through which LabCorp is the exclusive in-network provider of laboratory testing for UnitedHealth. CompuNet still runs tests on UnitedHealth members, but at lower reimbursement rates and higher out-of-pocket costs for members.
CompuNet is expanding its network of collection centers in an effort to blanket its territory with locations convenient to patients. It is has also begun to market itself as a consumer service to those who want to get tested even without a doctor's order. It provides a patient-ordering service for a limited test menu under the brand CompuNetLab Direct. Consumer testing services include men's and women's health profiles and diabetes, thyroid, and prostate screening.
The company got a new CEO in 2009 with the appointment of former Quest executive, Kate Langevin. Langevin succeeded Ed Doucette who retired after more than a decade with CompuNet. – less
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