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Specialist Referrals

All 2020 Health Partners Medicare plans allow you to see a specialist without a referral. 

In 2019:

Most Health Partners Medicare plans will require you to get a referral from your primary care provider (PCP) before visiting a specialist.

Most PCPs transmit referrals to specialists electronically. Getting a referral simply means calling in to your PCP a few days in advance. Talk to your PCP now to see how his or her practice handles referral requests. It’s also a good idea to check with your specialist’s office a few days before your appointment to make sure that the referral has been received.