Your Physician’s Assistant May Not Be in Network

Thursday, 23 December 2021

Physician Assistant

Have you ever made an appointment with your doctor only to find upon arrival that your appointment is actually with the physician’s assistant instead? In a post-COVID world, this is especially common as the number of patients needing to be seen far outweighs the number of doctors!


This is a good thing because it means you get to be seen in a timely manner despite your primary care physician’s hectic schedule. As your agents though, we want to issue one word of caution when it comes to your insurance and physician’s assistants…


Your physician’s assistant may be OUT OF NETWORK!


Yep, that’s right! Just because your primary care doctor is in network, doesn’t necessarily mean that the physician’s assistance is in network.


So, when scheduling your next doctor’s appointment, be sure to confirm with the receptionist who your appointment is with and then double check to make sure your doctor’s PA is in your network.


You can check for in network providers by going to your carrier’s website, calling the number on the back of your ID card, or by giving Clevenger Insurance a call at 574-267-2181.