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Reminder: Our Laboratory Network to Offer More Choice

As a reminder, 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 have
    in-network access to the following national laboratories:

    • BioReference Laboratories
    • 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, OMNIASM 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:

    • LabCorp
    • 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 Diagnostics network use requirements.

LabCorp is the commonly used name for Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings®. Laboratory Corporation of America® is a registered mark of Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings. Federal Employee Program® and FEP® names are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. NJ DIRECT is administered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. OMNIASM and Horizon MyWay are service marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Published on: December 28, 2018, 02:03 a.m. ET
Last updated on: February 12, 2019, 04:37 a.m. ET