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HealthCare Partners utilizes a network of thousands of Preferred Specialist providers across its entire geography — from Staten Island to Montauk — who require NO Prior Authorization or Referral Number to see HealthCare Partners patients in the office setting*.

Learn how to refer your patients to HCP Preferred Specialist Network providers and when/if Prior Authorization is needed for office-based services


* Excludes EmblemHealth Cohort 2 patients who require a notification of Referral to HCP.

Process Overview

Overview of Referrals and Prior Authorizations
Referral to a PSN specialists is easy. No referrals or authorizations are needed for PCP-to-PSN specialist referrals, nor for PSN specialist-to-PSN specialist referrals.
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Specialist Referral Process
Referring your patients to one of the more than 5000 Preferred Specialist Network (PSN) physicians is easy and requires no formal Referral or Authorization number.
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Prior Authorization Process
In some cases, a prior authorization may be required. Find out here what requires an authorization and the steps needed to properly fill out and submit your request to HCP.
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