HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, a leading provider of multiplex diagnostic services and solutions, is proud to become a designated provider of laboratory services for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Choice Program (VCP) alongside TriWest Healthcare Alliance.
The VCP was created through the enactment of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act (VACAA), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in August 2014. The law directed the establishment of a Veterans Choice Card benefit so that needed health care services or treatment for Veterans "will never again be unreasonably delayed because VA's wait times are too long or if a VA medical facility is too far from a Veteran's home."
As a participant in the VCP, Diatherix administers a comprehensive suite of laboratory benefit management services designed to ensure physicians and VCP members have access to high quality, specialized laboratory testing services for infectious diseases.
"We are honored to be a Veterans Choice Program partner and to provide our specialized laboratory services to their members," said Dennis Grimaud, CEO of Diatherix Laboratories. "Our complex testing methods will help VCP participants and their physicians receive timely and accurate diagnoses and help prevent any delays in receiving care."
"TriWest Healthcare Alliance is committed to serving the health care needs of our nation's veterans in support of the Veterans Choice Program, which aims to ensure that no veteran is delayed in receiving medically necessary care because of wait times with the VA or because they live too far away from a VA facility," said David Brooks, Vice President Provider Services, of TriWest.
Diatherix Laboratories, LLC, is located in the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama. Diatherix operates as an independent, high complexity, CAP-accredited clinical laboratory providing advanced multiplex molecular diagnostic services to assist healthcare providers in the simultaneous detection of bacteria, viruses, parasites, Candida and antibiotic resistance related to infectious diseases – providing one-day results and single-sample collection. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diatherix.com.
About TriWest Healthcare Alliance
TriWest Healthcare Alliance serves our nation's heroes as the partner of the Department of Veterans Affairs in administering the Patient-Centered Community Care and Veterans Choice Programs. TriWest has been On a Mission to Serve® America's military families and Veterans since 1996 delivering award-winning customer service and providing access to high-quality healthcare. The company's official website is www.triwest.com.
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