Beginning with dates of service on or after October 1, 2021, Empire BlueCross BlueShield (“Empire”) will implement a new reimbursement policy titled Non-Patient Laboratory Services.  Empire does not allow reimbursement for non-patient laboratory services when reported on a UB-04 with bill type 014X unless provider, state, federal or CMS and/or requirements indicate otherwise. 


For more information about this policy, visit the Reimbursement Policy page at




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