SAN DIEGO, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium Laboratories, the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain, announced today it has been selected by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to provide medication monitoring and drug detection services as part of the health insurer's PAR and PPO networks. Serving more than 4.8 million people, BCBSTX is the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas and the largest provider of health benefits in the state.
Millennium's medication monitoring and drug detection services provide healthcare professionals with accurate, data-based means of evaluating and identifying medications and drugs allowing physicians to customize treatment plans to help improve clinical outcomes and patient safety.
"Millennium is exceptionally proud of this new affiliation with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas," said Millennium Laboratories President Howard Appel. "We welcome the addition of the nearly five million lives in their network to the more than 500 plans and 122 million lives already covered as a result of Millennium's vigorous effort to engage with insurers across this country. Our goal is for every American participating in a health plan to have access to Millennium's best-in-class services at in-network prices."
About Millennium Laboratories
Millennium Laboratories (http://millenniumlabs.com/) is the leading research-based clinical diagnostic company dedicated to improving the lives of people suffering from pain. The company provides healthcare professionals with scientific data, clinical tools and services that help personalize treatment plans to improve clinical outcomes and patient safety.
The company utilizes leading technology and proprietary methodologies to provide some of the fastest and most reliable medication monitoring and drug detection results via both urine drug testing (UDT) and oral fluid testing. Test results are backed by expert toxicologists, clinical guidance and dedicated customer service.
Millennium's commitment to advancing the science and the field of pain management also includes a strong focus on the advancement of industry research, education and advocacy. Through its association with the Millennium Research Institute, a nonprofit national research center, it has quickly gained respect as a leader in toxicology, pharmacology and pain management research and education, providing healthcare professionals with innovative research to advance the assessment and management of chronic pain.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas –– the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 40,000 physicians and 400 hospitals to serve 4.8 million members in all 254 counties. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SOURCE Millennium Laboratories