Elk Grove Internal Medicine Associates
Quality Personal Healthcare
Michael Goodman MD
Richard Cash MD
5th floor, Eberle Building
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Campus
800 Biesterfield Road, Suite 505
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
(847) 437-5843     FAX: (847) 437-5859

Insurance Plans

Our office currently accepts the following insurance plans:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • First Health/Coventry
  • Humana PPO
  • Medicare
  • PHCS PPO/Multiplan
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • Aetna PPO/POS
  • Aetna Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • AARP Medicare Complete

* HMOs and PPOs often require a referral or pre-authorization prior to a patients registration. Failure of the patient or their physician to provide a proper referral or pre-authorization will result in a denial of payment by insurance. The patient is then held responsible for payment of the bill.

As a courtesy, we will bill your primary insurance regardless of our affiliation with that plan. For our Medicare patients, we will also bill their supplimental plans. Additional inquiries regarding our billing practices should be directed to our billing administrator.

Referrals vs. Orders

'Referrals' are pre-printed forms used by some HMO's or Point of Service plans to permit you to seek additional medical consultation and treatment from a specialist or to permit certain diagnostic testing. Our office is contracted with Cigna HMO and Blue Choice POS. If you have one of these plans, you will need to communicate with our Referral Coordinator to generate the proper written or verbal referral for your specific needs.

An 'Order' is written by your physician, normally for Medicare and PPO patients.
We require 24 to 48 hours advance notice normally before your HMO or POS referral will be ready for pickup at our front desk. Some diagnostic tests require pre-certification, which could take additional time for approval from your insurance plan. Our Referral Coordinator will contact you when each referral is ready and/or approved.

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