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ARUP Awarded New Group Purchasing Agreement With Premier

NEW YORK (360Dx) ARUP Laboratories announced on Monday it has been awarded a new group purchasing agreement for clinical reference laboratory testing services with Premier.

The new agreement, which also went into effect on Monday, allows Premier members to take advantage of special pricing and terms that have been pre-negotiated by Premier for referral laboratory testing and consultative services.

Charlotte, North Carolina-based Premier, which serves 4,000 U.S. hospitals and 165,000 other providers, is a healthcare group purchasing organization. It also provides its members with data and analytics, supply chain solutions, advisory, and other services. ARUP has been a Premier contracted supplier since 1997.

Under the terms of the agreement, ARUP will continue to serve as an authorized provider of laboratory testing services for Premier alliance members. In addition to providing Premier alliance members with laboratory tests and test combinations, including an extensive pediatric test menu, ARUP, based in Salt Lake City, will work with members on outreach growth, cost containment, and revenue enhancement.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"This relationship allows us to continue to drive high industry standards in laboratory testing and to use our expertise to provide more patients with high-quality test results," said Julie Altwies, ARUP's chief business development officer, in a statement.