Independent Laboratory Benefits

Now Managed by Avalon Healthcare Solutions

We’re pleased to announce that Avalon Healthcare Solutions is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont’s new independent laboratory benefits manager. Avalon’s comprehensive expertise in laboratory technologies and science-based testing policies will help improve quality, increase access to appropriate tests, and keep laboratory costs down for our members.

As of August 1, 2019, all of our contracted providers are required to refer outpatient testing services to in-network laboratories. This change will not affect Blue Cross members’ access to care: Avalon ensures that all tests are available within their laboratory network, and members may continue to use their provider offices and in-network facilities for testing.

For an up-to-date list of in-network laboratories, visit