Question: I have noticed that health insurance companies require signed contracts. I want to avoid contracts. Does that mean that I must see someone when I would choose to refer them? How does this work?
Answer: Being credentialed to accept reimbursement from insurance companies allows you the privilege of expanding your range of clientele, and growing your practice in the process. However, being credentialed with an insurance company in no way means that you are contractually bound to see certain clients.
When you undergo insurance credentialing, all you’re agreeing to is this: when a client or patient presents their insurance, you will accept the reimbursement that that insurance company offers. That’s all. You are free to accept and refer clients as you see fit; it’s only when the doctor-patient relationship begins that you have any obligation to that insurance company. We hope this helps!
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