Contracted Laboratories with BCBSNM

October 1, 2012

Clinical and/or pathology laboratory procedures performed in a provider’s office for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico (BCBSNM) members should be billed to BCBSNM. Always refer lab specimens to a BCBSNM in-network (aka: contracted or participating) lab when applicable. The lab performing the testing will bill for the resulting charges.

The labs listed below are currently contracted with BCBSNM to provide clinical/pathology lab services.

  • Laboratory Corporation of America
  • Metwest Inc. dba Quest Diagnostics Incorporated - (includes former SED Medical Lab sites)
  • TriCore Reference Laboratories

The above labs are preferred labs and are the best choice to assure that you are helping a patient maximize their benefits. There are other small local labs, genetic, and specialized testing labs that are also in-network labs with BCBSNM. Our lab panel can change periodically so please refer to our Provider Finder for an up-to-date list of our in-network labs and providers.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Rick Bogle, Statewide Ancillary Contract Representative, at 505-816-2145 or 1-800-567-8540.

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