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Horizon BCBSNJ to Expand Its Laboratory Network

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is expanding its laboratory network to help increase members’ access to quality care. Beginning January 1, 2019, your employees and their dependents who are covered under your Horizon BCBSNJ health plan will have a greater choice of in-network laboratories for laboratory services performed in New Jersey (based on their plan benefits).

How We’re Improving Access

Effective January 1, 2019, our laboratory network will be as follows:

  • Horizon PPO Network
    Members who are enrolled in plans that use the Horizon PPO Network will have in-network access to the following national laboratories:

    • BioReference Laboratories
    • Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp)
    • Quest Diagnostics
  • Horizon Managed Care Network
    Members who are enrolled in plans that use the Horizon Managed Care Network1 will have in-network access to the following national laboratories:

    • LabCorp
    • Quest Diagnostics

This expansion continues Horizon BCBSNJ’s commitment to improving access to care, lowering overall costs and improving the member experience.

Your employees can reduce their out-of-pocket costs by using these in-network national laboratories. As a reminder, our networks include a number of participating laboratories that can provide a variety of specialized laboratory services. Please encourage your employees to visit our Online Doctor & Hospital Finder at HorizonBlue.com/doctorfinder to locate participating laboratories. BlueCard® members may use the National Doctor & Hospital Finder at provider.bcbs.com to locate participating laboratories when receiving laboratory services outside of New Jersey

¹ Pathology services provided in a hospital setting to members enrolled in Horizon BCBSNJ managed care plans by a practice that participates in the Horizon Managed Care Network are allowed as an exception to the above-described LabCorp/Quest Diagnostics network use requirements.

Published on: November 8, 2018, 13:04 PM ET
Last updated on: November 8, 2018, 14:20 PM ET