Horizon BCBSNJ to Expand its Laboratory Network
Horizon BCBSNJ is expanding its laboratory network to help increase members’ access to quality care. Beginning January 1, 2019, you may have a greater choice of in-network laboratories when you need care (based on your plan benefits).
How We’re Improving Access
Effective January 1, 2019, our laboratory network will be as follows:
Horizon PPO Network
If you are enrolled in a plan that uses the Horizon PPO Network (PPO, Indemnity, Horizon MyWay and Federal Employee Program® [FEP®] plans) you will havein-network access to the following national laboratories:
- BioReference Laboratories
- Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (LabCorp)
- Quest Diagnostics
Horizon Managed Care Network
If you are enrolled in a plan that uses the Horizon Managed Care Network1 (Horizon HMO, Horizon Advantage EPO, OMNIA℠ Health Plans, Horizon Direct Access®, Horizon POS, Horizon Medicare Advantage or NJ DIRECT plans), you will have in-network access to the following national laboratories:
- Quest Diagnostics
Horizon NJ Health
LabCorp will continue to be the exclusive in-network laboratory for Horizon NJ Health members.
This expansion continues Horizon BCBSNJ’s commitment to improving access to care, lowering overall costs and improving the member experience.
You can help reduce your out-of-pocket costs by using in-network laboratories. As a reminder, our networks include a number of participating laboratories that can provide a variety of specialized laboratory services. You, or your doctor, may search our Doctor & Hospital Finder to locate participating laboratories.
1Pathology 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 Diagnosticsnetwork use requirements.
Federal Employee Program® and FEP® names are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Laboratory Corporation of America® is a registered mark of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. NJ DIRECT is administered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. OMNIA℠ and Horizon MyWay are service marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.