Oxford Preferred Laboratory Network now available to NY Oxford large groups (101+)

Beginning with July 2023 policy effective and renewal dates, members of fully insured large group New York (101+) situs non-HSA Oxford plans will have access to the new Oxford Preferred Laboratory Network (PLN).

What this means for members

There is no change in lab access for these Oxford members – they still can use a lab that is participating in our extensive lab network but is not in the Oxford PLN. Choosing a lab in the Oxford PLN, however, may result in a higher quality of care and lower member out-of-pocket cost.

Outpatient lab services accessed through the Oxford PLN are at a lower average cost than other network lab providers. Members still could choose a lab outside of the Oxford PLN, but the cost will likely be higher, and the cost for services provided by an out-of-network lab may be even higher.

Participating labs

Following is a list of several laboratories currently participating in the Oxford PLN.

  • Quest Diagnostics®                          
  • Acupath Laboratories                       
  • BioReference Laboratories, Inc.
  • Brooklyn Hospital Center HHS     
  • Continuum Health Partners                         
  • Cornell Weill                                                  
  • North Shore – LIJ Health System (Northwell)
  • CPPN Dermapathology                 
  • CPPN Pathology
  • Enzo Clinical Labs
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • Laboratory Corporation of America (Lab Corp)
  • New York Presbyterian Health System
  • North Shore – LIJ Health System (Northwell)
  • Sunrise Medical Labs

To locate an Oxford PLN lab, members should go to myuhc.com®Find Care & Costs and look for the blue icon next to the lab name. They can also find one using the UnitedHealthcare® app or call the toll-free phone number on their health plan ID card or 1-800-444-6222 for assistance.

As previously communicated, Oxford PLN was launched initially with fully insured small group New York (1-100) and New Jersey (2-50) situs non-HSA Oxford plans, beginning with plans effective or renewing in January 2023.

More information

Please contact your Oxford representative with questions or our Client Services team at 1-888-201-4216 or oxfordgroupservices@uhc.com.