BCN to deny claims for unauthorized outpatient toxicology laboratory services by non-JVHL laboratories starting Jan. 1, 2020

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, BCN will deny claims for outpatient toxicology laboratory services provided by an out-of-network laboratory without authorization from Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories. This applies to BCN HMOSM (commercial) claims.

BCN contracts with JVHL to provide the statewide provider network for all outpatient laboratory services. This means:

Here's additional information you need to know regarding toxicology laboratory testing:

For assistance in identifying a JVHL network laboratory, call the JVHL administrative offices at 1-800-445-4979. JHVL business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; they are closed during the lunch hour, from noon to 1 p.m. (All times are Eastern time.) Messages can be left 24/7 and a return call will be placed during business hours.

Posted: October 2019
Line of business: Blue Care Network