Yes. Many insurance plans provide out-of-network coverage to their customer. It is definitely in your interest to find out what percentage of your health care costs your insurance plan will pay to an out-of-network physician, so you can continue to see your preferred physician.
Insurance plans differ from insurer to insurer and from plan to plan and some, particularly HMOs, may not provide any coverage at all. However, in some cases doctors may be willing to negotiate a lower rate or a payment plan for their out-of-network patients.
To find a physician who is right for you, call HealthFinder at East Jefferson General Hospital at 504.456.5000 or go to www.ejgh.org