The other 11 patients were covered by major insurance carriers, including UnitedHealthcare, Aetna US Healthcare
, Mid Atlantic Medical Services Inc.
Genzyme Genetics, a Cambridge, MA-based company, performs 300,000 tests annually and has contacts with several hundred health plans, including a new one with Aetna US Healthcare
. "Genzyme does prenatal testing, molecular diagnostics, and cancer testing," says Celeste Chenet-Monte, a medical technologist and program manager, "but prenatal tests are still the most widely used." Some couples seek to determine whether they're carriers of diseases like cystic fibrosis and TaySachs, a neurological ailment and one of seven genetic conditions that Jews of Eastern European heritage should be tested for, she says.
Described as a "doctor's doctor" whose "compassion for patients is his beacon," Fabius is chief medical officer of InteliHealth, the health information subsidiary of Aetna US Healthcare
. He also serves as senior, corporate medical director for national accounts of Aetna US Healthcare
In an extension to an existing contract with Aetna US Healthcare
, LabCorp has been selected to provide lab services to Aetna's PPO, POS, and indemnity plan members nationwide, as well as most of its HMO members.