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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, Horizon BCBSNJ will provide more participating national clinical laboratory choices for you to refer your Horizon BCBSNJ patients and/or send their laboratory testing samples (based on member 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, 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:

    • 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 members reduce their out-of-pocket costs, and access the care and services they need by referring them to 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 visit 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 Blue Shield Association NJ DIRECT is administered by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. OMNIASM and Horizon MyWay are service marks of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Published on: July 2, 2019, 01:55 a.m. ET
Last updated on: May 6, 2021, 01:55 a.m. ET