I just enrolled in Medicaid, specifically the UnitedHealthCare Community Plan in New Jersey. Now most of my existing doctors are part of the network of this plan, but there's one doctor who I really like who is not in the network. So I'd like to continue going to her, paying for my visits out of pocket since my plan wouldn't cover care by an out-of-network doctor.
But my question is, when an out-of-network prescribes medicines and lab tests, will my Medicaid plan pay for those? The specific medicines and test types are already on the list of things covered by the plan, but will the plan only pay for those things if they have been prescribed by an in-network doctor?
If it helps, here is the member handbook of my Medicaid plan.