Cancer center joins Horizon blues network

The Horizon blimp over Atlantic City. (Michael Plunkett / Inquirer file photo)

Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital, both part of Temple University Health System will become in-network providers to members of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey on July 1, Horizon announced.

The move casts a wider net for patients at Fox Chase, which is one of 41 Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, as designated by the National Cancer Institute.

Temple reported a $27.9 million net loss for the nine months ended March 31, but the system's main Temple University Hospital had net income of $4.5 million.

That performance was "partially offset by greater year over year losses at the Fox Chase Cancer Center largely due to reduced inpatient volumes and outpatient treatment," Temple said in a report to bondholders. - Harold Brubaker