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St. Luke’s Warren Designated as Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield OMNIA Tier 1 Provider
October 01, 2019

St. Luke’s University Health Network is pleased to announce that, effective October 1, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) has designated St. Luke’s Warren Campus as both an OMNIA Tier 1 provider and a participant in the Horizon Medicare Blue Advantage (HMO) Plan.

“We have been working diligently to form better relationships with our New Jersey insurers,” said Scott R. Wolfe, President of St. Luke’s Warren Campus. “This new designation as an OMNIA Tier 1 facility by Horizon BCBSNJ is the best example of those efforts to date. Our ultimate goal is to expand patient access to the high level of care for which St. Luke’s has long been known in northwestern New Jersey”

“Warren Campus, located in Warren County, New Jersey is part of Pennsylvania based St. Luke’s University Health Network. It is critical for our Warren Campus to have the best possible relationship with New Jersey based Horizon BCBSNJ. Our tagline reflects our intent. We are “St. Luke’s Strong, New Jersey proud.”

Under the agreement, St Luke’s Warren Campus, including its inpatient and all outpatient ancillary and testing services, will be OMNIA Tier 1 for Horizon’s commercial OMNIA plans and for all of its Medicare Advantage plans, including Horizon Medicare Blue Advantage (HMO).

For northwestern New Jersey patients with Horizon BCBSNJ OMNIA or Horizon Medicare Blue Advantage (HMO) coverage, this means greater access to St. Luke’s care for less cost.  (Horizon BCBSNJ OMNIA patients incur lower cost-sharing expenses when they use OMNIA Tier 1-designated hospitals, physicians and ancillary providers and services.)

To learn more about the services St. Luke’s offers in New Jersey, please visit, www.slhn.org/warren. To learn more about your coverage choices, feel free to contact your St. Luke’s Warren Campus Financial Navigator at 908-847-6024. For questions regarding costs, out of pocket expenses, call the 1-844-SLPRICE.

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About St. Luke’s

Founded in 1872, St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a fully integrated, regional, non-profit network of more than 15,000 employees providing services at 10 hospitals and 300 outpatient sites.  With annual net revenue greater than $2 billion, the Network’s service area includes 11 counties: Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Montgomery, Monroe, Schuylkill and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania and Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey.  Dedicated to advancing medical education, St. Luke’s is the preeminent teaching hospital in central-eastern Pennsylvania.  In partnership with Temple University, St. Luke’s created the Lehigh Valley’s first and only regional medical school campus.  It also operates the nation’s longest continuously operating School of Nursing, established in 1884, and 34 fully accredited graduate medical educational programs with 263 residents and fellows.  St. Luke’s is the only Lehigh Valley-based health care system with Medicare’s five- and four-star ratings (the highest) for quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction.  St. Luke’s is both a Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades Top Hospital and a Newsweek World’s Best Hospital.  In 2019, three of IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals were St. Luke’s hospitals.  St. Luke’s University Hospital has earned the 100 Top Major Teaching Hospital designation from IBM Watson Health seven times total and five years in a row. St. Luke’s has also been cited by IBM Watson Health as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Program.  Utilizing the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) system for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Network is a multi-year recipient of the Most Wired award recognizing the breadth of the SLUHN’s information technology applications such as telehealth, online scheduling and online pricing information.  St. Luke’s is also recognized as one of the state’s lowest cost providers.