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Horizon adds Quest to its preferred provider network

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Quest Diagnostics headquarters, 500 Plaza Drive in Secaucus.
Quest Diagnostics headquarters, 500 Plaza Drive in Secaucus. - ()

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will add Quest Diagnostics as an in-network provider of diagnostic information services for its 2.8 million members effective Jan. 1.

Quest has more than 300 patient access points in New Jersey and will serve all Horizon members with the exception of managed Medicaid and Dual Eligible Special Needs plan beneficiaries.

"Lab testing is an integral part of the patient health care experience, as physicians rely on timely and accurate results to make important diagnostic and treatment decisions. Adding Quest Diagnostics to our lab network will benefit Horizon members because an expanded network can mean quicker and easier access to the lab of their choice,” Allen Karp, executive vice president for Healthcare and Transformation Management for Horizon, said in a statement.

Added Steve Rusckowski, Quest chairman, president and CEO: "We look forward to serving Horizon BCBS and its members and providers. New Jersey is our home, and it's great that two health care leaders and major employers are partnering to improve health outcomes and reduce costs for New Jerseyans."

Quest employs 2,700 people in New Jersey at its headquarters in Secaucus, flagship regional lab in Teterboro and field operations throughout the state.

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Anthony Vecchione

Anthony Vecchione covers health care for NJBIZ. You can contact him at: Avecchione@njbiz.com.

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