United Healthcare signs Therapath Neuropathology to National Agreement to provide specialty neuropathology services to United Healthcare Members

NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapath LLC, the leader in comprehensive diagnostic and consultative neuropathology laboratory services, has signed a national contract with United Healthcare, a division of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH), to provide the pathology analysis for these specialty services. 

Under the agreement, Therapath will work directly with the United Healthcare physician network to handle and process the pathology specimens at a fraction of the cost of non-participating pathology laboratories. In addition, the transaction will improve the turn around time of results for both the patients and physicians.

Therapath Neuropathology, founded in 2004, is a College of American Pathology (CAP) accredited laboratory that provides pathology services throughout the United States. It currently serves clients (medical centers and physicians) from every state in the US. Physicians in United Healthcare's network can submit their specimens directly to Therapath.

"Therapath's partnership with United Healthcare will provide a (better) high quality, reliable and more convenient experience for United Healthcare physicians and members at a lower cost than traditional non specialized labs," said Charles (Chip) Hearn, Director of Finance at Therapath. "Our process ensures a simplified, consistent process to submit these specialized biopsy specimens which will benefit both the physicians and UNH members."

About Therapath Neuropathology:
Therapath LLC, is privately held and offers its specialized neuromuscular pathology services to academic institutions, research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies, for both clinical and pre-clinical investigations of potential therapeutic agents, toxicity, or regeneration studies. 

Therapath provides complete testing of Muscle BiopsyNerve Biopsy; skin biopsy for Small Fiber Neuropathy: Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD); and skin biopsy for neurological disease with Electron Microscopy. Therapath provides consultations for brain, spinal cord tumor biopsy, and resection specimens; non-neoplastic brain and spinal cord biopsy specimens; and brain and spinal cord autopsy specimens, including dementias.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY.  Visit about Therapath at www.therapath.com

About United Healthcare:
United Healthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. United Healthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group, a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.

About UnitedHealth Group:
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health and well-being company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making health care work better. With headquarters in Minnetonka, Minn., UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: United Healthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. Through its businesses, UnitedHealth Group serves more than 75 million people worldwide.  Visit About UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com for more information.

Therapath Neuropathology
Bruce E. Blake, 800-681-4338
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SOURCE Therapath LLC