Patient-Centered Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services


Welcome to PLUGS!

You are on your way to increasing the value of lab testing for pediatric & adult patients while decreasing unnecessary cost. PLUGS is a national network of over 60 organizations and is growing fast! Don't be left out of the national lab utilization movement-- join PLUGS today. As a member you have access to all of the PLUGS resources and tools.

Are Send-out expenses draining your lab?

You're at the right place. On average, PLUGS members reduce their send-out expenses by 10% upon joining the program.

PLUGS Midwest Regional Summit

Save the Date! November 1st, 2017 Join us for the first PLUGS® regional summit, where Utilization Management (UM) leaders come together to collectively examine best practices to optimize coverage of appropriate tests through insurance industry partners.

PLUGS Summit: June 14-15,2018

Join us for our 4th annual Laboratory Stewardship focused meeting in beautiful Seattle, WA.

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"PLUGS is Leading a National Lab Test Stewardship Movement, Advocating for Transparency of Quality, Cost and Coding in Lab Tests."
 - Mike Astion, MD, PhD

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 Thank you to our PLUGS sponsors:

ARUP Utilization Management

Mayo Utilization Management Prevention Genetics Utilization Management



Save The Date! PLUGS Summit 2018

June 14-15, 2018

Connect with the national PLUGS network in beautiful Seattle, WA. Registration information soon to come!

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