How much will my Insurance pay for Out-of-Network Reimbursement?
- UCR charges. Most plans pay for out-of-network care based on a percentage of UCR charges. Those reflect what providers typically charge for a specific procedure in a given geographic area. Health plans make their own decisions about what is usual and customary. They may use resources such as FAIR Health, however, to help them make these decisions.
- Medicare fee schedules. Medicare’s payments are usually lower than payments from commercial health insurers. Some insurance plans use Medicare fees as a basis for reimbursing service for out-of-network providers. They then multiply that fee by a certain percentage to set the maximum amount that they will pay for that procedure.