Nevada Doctor Lists
We often hear discrepancies between your insurance carrier’s provider lists and what an individual hears about which doctor accepts which insurance. This discrepancy is usually the carrier saying a doctor is covered and the member hearing for another source that the doctor is not covered or only accepts a certain insurance. The source could be the doctor themselves. It could also be someone who works at the doctors’ office or a friend. When this happens, it can often create confusion and frustration for the member. This is because health insurance is not easily switched. Often, you can’t switch or enroll in a new policy at all during the year. Although, there are ways to get a straight answer and ensure who you are seeing is covered
Who Should You Talk To?
Your health insurance broker is a great place to start. Our brokers are familiar with every Nevada health insurance company. We know the bulk of the provider networks and may often know who is covered off the top of our head. If not, we can always search for you. Most carriers have online search tools to allow us to quickly enter a doctor’s name and see if they are covered. You can also call the number on the back of your medical ID card. This will take you to your carrier’s member services and they can also check which providers are covered.
What Is the Most Common Issue With These Lists?
Nevada has a very low ratio of doctors to total population when compared with the rest of the country. While provider lists are expanding rapidly and new hospitals are being constructed, this growth cannot keep up with the growth of people moving here. Therefore, many doctors simply cannot take on any more patients. Even though your doctor does accept your insurance and is listed on the provider list, that does not mean that they have availability. If this is the case, you will have to establish yourself with another provider. While this may not be your first choice, we can certainly help you find providers in your area that take your insurance.
Please feel free to give our office a call if you have questions. You can also call us if you would like help finding providers. Our services do not cost you any additional amount. You can also use our doctor search page that has the online Nevada doctor lists for more carriers.