Seattle Children's Hospital - PLUGS Program

Seattle,  WA 
United States
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PLUGS (Patient-centered Laboratory Utilization Guidance Services) is a non-profit laboratory stewardship collaboration within the Dept. of Laboratories at Seattle Children's. PLUGS mission is to improve laboratory test ordering, retrieval, interpretation and reimbursement. PLUGS is leading insurance alignment efforts to improve access & coverage for medically appropriate genetic tests for patients. Our exome sequencing and mitochondrial testing policies are ensuring coverage for >19 million patients nationwide. We are actively developing additional policies. PLUGS is also leading the following initiatives: 1) Lab stewardship program guidance & education, 2) Case management of genetic tests in partnership with MetisGenetics, and 3) Stewardship standards developed by the National Committee for Laboratory Stewardship (NCLS).