There are a couple of ways you can find out if your doctor is part of a plan’s network.
First, go directly to the carrier’s website and search the provider directory by entering in the doctor’s name and zip code. If your doc’s name pops up, that’s a good indication they accept your plan and they are in your plan’s network.
But even if your doctor is listed on the carrier’s site, don’t stop there. Sometimes information on a carrier’s look up tool is outdated. to be sure, you should ontact your doctor’s office directly to confirm your plan will be accepted. It works the other way too — if you don’t see your doctor’s name give a call to find out if they now take your plan.
Also, keep in mind that providers and carriers make changes to their network and coverage areas all the time. So, when scheduling an appointment, be sure to confirm with your doctor’s office that nothing has changed since you purchased your plan or your last visit. You don’t want to be faced with any unexpected out-of-network costs.
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