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File #: A 21-175    Name: Quest Diagnostics Amendment No. 2
Type: BoS Agreement Status: Passed - Natividad Medical Center
File created: 4/28/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action: 5/25/2021
Title: Authorize the Chief Executive Officer for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute amendment No. 2 to the agreement (A-13599) with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. for lab reference testing services, extending the agreement an additional one (1) year period (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) for a revised full agreement term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022, and adding $1,130,000 for a revised total agreement amount not to exceed $4,130,000.
Attachments: 1. Board Report.pdf, 2. Quest Diganostics Amendment No. 2, 3. Quest Diagnostics Amendment No 1, 4. Quest Diagnostics Agreement, 5. Completed Board Order Item No. 18
Related files: A 17-213
Title
Authorize the Chief Executive Officer for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute amendment No. 2 to the agreement (A-13599) with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. for lab reference testing services, extending the agreement an additional one (1) year period (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) for a revised full agreement term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022, and adding $1,130,000 for a revised total agreement amount not to exceed $4,130,000.

Report
RECOMMENDATION:

It is recommended the Board of Supervisors:

Authorize the Chief Executive Officer for Natividad Medical Center (NMC) or his designee to execute amendment No. 2 to the agreement (A-13599) with Quest Diagnostics, Inc. for lab reference testing services, extending the agreement an additional one (1) year period (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022) for a revised full agreement term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022, and adding $1,130,000 for a revised total agreement amount not to exceed $4,130,000.


SUMMARY/DISCUSSION:

Quest Diagnostics is the leading provider of diagnostic testing in the nation, and serves approximately 140 million patients each year. Quest Diagnostics is NMC Laboratory's primary reference laboratory, although NMC uses Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital as a reference laboratory on occasion as well. Physicians at NMC and local clinics, which send laboratory work to NMC, may order highly specific types of tests, which the NMC Laboratory cannot perform on-site. As laboratory technology advances, more and more esoteric tests become available for Physicians and clinics to order; these esoteric tests are used for the diagnosis of disease or monitoring of disease processes and are critical for patient care. The NMC laboratory cannot justify bringing in instruments or additional staff for the low volume of every type individual test available. NMC's laboratory staff currently does monitor and shall continue to monitor test utilization to look for opportunities to in-...

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