Impacting the Health System Through Genetic Test Utilization Management


Christine Miller, MS, LCGC
ARUP Laboratories
Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the need for genetic test order review

  • Illustrate common categories of molecular genetics order errors

  • Identify the clinical and financial benefits of pre-analytical genetic test review

  • Describe strategies for developing a utilization management program for genetic test orders

  • Christine Miller has worked as a genetic consultant at ARUP Laboratories in molecular genetics for the past 15 years functioning as a liaison between the molecular genetics laboratory and ordering health care providers. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from James Madison University and a Master of Science degree in Genetic Counseling from the University of South Carolina. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Medical Genetics in Genetic Counseling. Previously Ms. Miller was employed for 13 years as a perinatal genetic counselor in both an HMO and University setting. She currently holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of Utah, serves on the research oversight committee and is course master for the Genetic Counseling Laboratory Course for the University of Utah Graduate Program in Genetic Counseling. In 2014, she authored a publication in the American Journal of Medical Genetics describing the benefits of genetic test review for test utilization management.