Billing & Insurance
What is a referral or authorization? Do I need a referral to be seen?
Some insurance plans require a referral when seeking care from a specialist. A referral is completed by your primary care physician and is sent into your insurance company. A referral means that your primary care physician has approved for you to see a doctor outside of your primary clinic. A referral DOES NOT guarantee payment from your insurance company. Neurosurgical Associates will work with you and your insurance company to obtain an authorization for certain services. An authorization means that a proposed medical visit/treatment is medically reasonable and necessary. A authorization DOES NOT guarantee payment from your insurance company. Do I need a referral to be seen? Most of our physicians request that you are referred to our clinic by a physician to ensure you have had proper work up. A referral, however; may be required by your insurance company. Any questions regarding referral/authorization requirements should be directed to your health insurance company.