We’ve put together some helpful tips to save you time and help you get the most out of your medical insurance. As with everything, good communication is the key to working will with insurance companies. Because policies vary, it is important to contact your insurance company directly to confirm how your plan will pay charges for service and to keep records of the conversations.
Prior to calling your insurance company, ask your provider:
When you call your insurance company, have a set of questions ready to ask. Some suggestions are:
If yes, your primary care provider must initiate the referral or preauthorization.
To maximize your health insurance benefits, please contact your insurance company’s Customer Service department for policy and benefit verification. The Customer Service phone number should be located on the back of your health insurance ID card.
Please check with your insurance carrier for information on required referrals and authorizations and co-payments.