Whether applying for a new plan or managing an existing plan, to check if your doctor is in-network you should: 1) call their office and 2) verify their tax ID number with your insurance carrier or 3) use Stride's doctor search at the application page!
Stride's will allow you to search for your doctor before looking at plan options, however not all doctor's choose to be on that list. This doesn't mean they don't accept insurance, it just means they have opted out of being on that list! The best move would be to call their office directly! See below for more information!
Option 1: Call their office
Not all doctors at one medical practice accept all plans offered by an insurance carrier, so you will need the specific name of your health plan and the specific name of your doctor when you call.
ex: "I would like to check if Dr. Michael Jackson is in-network with the Blue Shield Gold 80 PPO."
If you qualify for a government subsidy, you can also ask your doctor if they accept marketplace plans from your insurance carrier of choice.
ex: "I would like to check if Dr. Michael Jackson is in-network with marketplace plans with Blue Shield of California."
If you can't get a verdict on whether or not your doctor is in-network with your plan when you call their office...
Option 2: Use your doctor's tax ID number to verify they're in-network with your insurance carrier
Call your doctor's office and ask for your doctor's specific tax ID number. Call your insurance carrier at their general line and give them the specific name of your plan and your doctor's tax ID number. They'll be able to tell you whether or not your doctor is in-network.
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