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.
If the insurance plan requires "prior authorization", allow for an additional 7-10 days.