No one likes to arrive at the doctor’s office and find out that there is an issue with their insurance. This can delay the check-in process or may result in the patient having to self-pay for the visit. At SkinCare Physicians, our team of trained referral professionals is committed to help you to avoid insurance issues. They have one central principal in mind … to make sure that we communicate with you in every step of the way when it comes to your insurance plans and referrals. What is a referral coordinator? A referral coordinator is a professional who deals exclusively … Continue reading
Have you ever picked up a prescription at your local pharmacy and learned at the checkout counter that your insurance will not pay for it because you need a prior authorization? Nobody told you ahead of time and you are not sure where to go for help… If you have been in that situation, continue reading. In this blog, SkinCare Physicians’ Prior Authorization Coordinators are shedding some light on the process of getting prior authorization. SkinCare Physicians’ dermatologists prescribe thousands of prescriptions to patients in the Boston area each week, many of which require prior authorization. Obtaining prior authorization for … Continue reading
HMOs (health maintenance organizations) have a penetration rate of 34.5% in Massachusetts, the fourth highest in the United States, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Here at SkinCare Physicians, 43% of our patients are covered by an HMO insurance plan. This post explains the common characteristics of HMOs and offers valuable tips to ensure a worry-free visit at your specialist office. What HMOs have in common There are several different types of HMOs, but they all share the following few characteristics: The role of the primary care physician (PCP): Members select a primary care physician (PCP) to coordinate all of … Continue reading
Fall is the time for picking apples, pumpkins, and … health insurance plans! Indeed, most people will have to select their insurance carriers by November 15, 2012 for next year. Fortunately, many employers are offering online tools and special programs to help you better understand your choices.