In the August edition of Provider News, we announced Physician Office Lab (POL) updates to be effective October 1, 2022. Please be advised those updates are being postponed and any updates to the POL list will be communicated at a later date.


As a reminder, the Empire BlueCross BlueShield (Empire) POL list can be found online at > 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.



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