AMC frequently refers patients to a specialist for consultation
and possibly further action. The specialist that receives the referral is often
selected from a small pool of providers, limited by the insurance plan. All too
often now, getting a patient referred to a specialist takes weeks. AMC will make
3 attempts to 'place the referral' before charging the insurance company
a fee of $75.00 for each additional attempt.
It's recommended that patients get a copy
of their referral from AMC and call their insurance company for assistance in
getting an appointment with a specialist.
If the insurance plan requires
"prior authorization", allow for an additional 7-10 days.