Before you make a final decision:
1. If you choose to use Advantagecare Physicians you will have to use
their doctors and offices FIRST!!!
So what does this men? If you are looking to see a specialist they
will refer you to one of the doctors in their network (ADVANTAGE
CARE PHYSICIANS).. If you find a Dr. that ACCEPTS EMBLEMHEALTH
and your PCP decides that you should see an ADVANTAGECARE PHYSICIAN then you will have no choice.
How and why could this happen?? MONEY! The PCP will try and
keep EVERY Dr that you see inside the Advantagecare Physisian group. Sometimes a specialist only comes to the local office 1 day a week and to get an appointment will take a month. I found specialists that were local and accepted EmblemHealth but my PCP wouldn't give me the referral. By KEEPING THE REFERRAL INSIDE THE OFFICE they get to keep the money within the group.
Ask your PCP about how they get paid!
As long as you are relitvly health then things will be ok. When you need a specialist then you will know exactly what I'm saying. One of my kids has to go over 35 miles to see a specialist because that is the closest Dr that is within Advantagecare Physisian group. There is a local specialist who is 2 miles away that ACCEPTS EMBLEMHEALTH but is NOT in the Advantagecare Physisians group. I will have to *** from work at least 5 days dues to how far I will need to travel.
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