BCBSNC Lab Network Update

BCBSNC Lab Network Update

April 10, 2017

Effective March 1, 2017, the existing network of independent laboratories of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) was replaced with a network managed by Avalon Healthcare Solutions. Avalon became the exclusive network for independent reference laboratory services for BCBSNC plans. This does not apply to Medicare Advantage.

LabCorp has officially joined the new Avalon network for North Carolina BCBSNC members and will remain an eligible lab without interruption. Only laboratories contracted with Avalon will be eligible to provide in-network services and receive payments under members’ in-network benefits.

Please review the updated list of participating labs. Members may verify the participation status of a lab using the "Find a Doctor" directory on bcbsnc.com.

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BCBSNC Lab Network Update

Effective March 1, 2017, the existing network of independent laboratories of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) was replaced with a network managed by Avalon Healthcare Solutions. Avalon became the exclusive network for independent reference laboratory services for BCBSNC plans. This does not apply to Medicare Advantage.

LabCorp has officially joined the new Avalon network for North Carolina BCBSNC members and will remain an eligible lab without interruption. Only labs contracted with Avalon will be eligible to provide in-network services and receive payments under your in-network benefits.

You may verify network participation of labs using the "Find a Doctor" directory on bcbsnc.com or by viewing the updated list.