This new policy from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) becomes effective on October 14, 2012. No longer can a local lab provide service to a member under the BlueCard program and be paid by the local plan in the region where the service was provided. Some regional BCBS plans have already implemented the new policy. In these regions, labs report significant difficulties in getting claims accepted.

The Dark Report, July 16, 2012