What to do after you get a referral?
9 Steps to Take After You Get a Specialist Referral
- Confirm if the specialist is in-network for your insurance.
- Check the specialist’s board certifications.
- Look up any professional sanctions or malpractice settlements.
- Find out the specialist’s frequency of treatment for your specific condition or procedure.
Do you need a referral for BUPA?
Please give the form or Open Referral letter to your specialist at the first consultation; you do not need to return this to Bupa. You must ask your GP for an Open Referral and call us to authorise any claim before arranging treatment. If you don’t, you will be responsible for paying for your treatment.
Is Bupa’s open referrals process flawed?
Bupa has hit back at claims by doctors that its open referrals process is ‘flawed on several levels’ and limits patient choice. The insurer claimed recent findings by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) supported its decision and revealed the majority of renewing corporate schemes were taking up the option.
What is openopen referral and how does it work?
Open Referral is popular because we’ll ensure that patients who follow this route see a consultant who charges within our benefit limits. We call these consultants “fee-assured”. This means that customers won’t receive any additional unexpected surgical or anaesthetist bills for eligible treatment.
Should Bupa make every client an’Approved’Clinician?
The letter concluded by saying Bupa should instead make it clear that every client has the option of either going to an ‘approved’ clinician, or paying extra to go to one whose charges are outside the Bupa tariff.
How do I search for a Bupa centre?
Use Finder, our online directory of healthcare professionals and healthcare services, to search for a Bupa Centre by location, or by the specialist services offered at the centre. The Cromwell is a private hospital.