Quest Diagnostics™ was added as an in-network lab, along with LabCorp®, on January 1, 2019. Our expanded network gives you greater choice and access to in-network lab services.
Therefore beginning July 1, 2019, State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) members are required to use in-network labs – LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics – for blood tests and other lab services.
If you use out-of-network labs on and after July 1, 2019, your lab claims will be denied and you will be responsible for the full cost of the lab services you receive.
Please let your doctor know that you must use LabCorp or Quest, so you will not risk being responsible for the full cost of using an out-of-network lab.
Laboratory services performed in an in-network facility are not subject to this policy. Members who are admitted to an in-network hospital may have their lab services performed at the facility. In addition, pathology services provided in a hospital setting to members enrolled in a Horizon BCBSNJ-administered SHBP managed care plan 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.
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LabCorp and Quest Diagnostics are independent from and not affiliated with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.