Correction: Physician Office Lab list updates effective October 1, 2022
Material Adverse Change (MAC)
In the July edition of Provider News, we announced that the updated Physician Office Lab (POL) list was effective August 1, 2022. That date was incorrect, the POL list is effective October 1, 2022.
As a reminder, the Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) POL list can be found online at https://empireblue.com/provider > Provider Forms & Guides > Physician Office Lab (POL) List.
Empire members must be referred to a participating laboratory for any lab services not included on the POL list. Claims submitted to Empire for physician office laboratory services not on the POL list will be denied and members cannot be balance billed.
August 2022 Newsletter