The PCP is responsible for determining when the member needs a referral. Only the PCP may make an initial referral. These must be made to participating health care providers. We deny claims for services rendered without a proper referral. You may not bill the member for those services unless, prior to receiving the service, the member agrees in writing:
Referrals to a specialist may be necessary:
These specialty services do not require referral:
Out-of-network referrals are only approved when the services are not available from a participating health care provider. Request out-of-network referrals by calling NHP at 1-877-842-3210. Once we receive the referral, the data will be reviewed and, if approved, entered into the system to help ensure payment of the specialist claims.
A member may self-refer to an NHP obstetrician who is a participating health care provider for routine OB care. If the member is referred to a non-participating specialist, the specialist must notify us through uhcprovider.com or by calling 1-877-842-3210 to make sure accurate claims payment for ante- and postpartum care.