Here’s how to provide answers to your employees who may be wondering what a Primary Care Physician (PCP) ID is, where to find one, and what to do with one.
Each person enrolled in an HMO or POS plan that requires a Primary Care Physician (PCP) designation can have a different PCP. Here are some things they can look for when making their PCP election during open enrollment:
- If they know the provider ID for their PCP, this can be entered in a “Provider ID” field.
- If they would like to look through a list of possible providers, they can search for an option that allows them to “look up a list of [doctors, dentists, etc.]” link that will bring up the carrier website.
- If they want a PCP automatically assigned, they can find a feature that allows their provider to auto-assign them one. The carrier will assign a PCP in the enrollee’s local area based on zip code.