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This plan offers in- and out-of-network benefits and access to either local or national provider networks.
Your primary care physician (PCP) will provide medical care and may refer you to a network specialist, as necessary. However, the plan is an open access plan, and referrals are not necessary to see an in-network specialist.
MCPS offers this traditional fee-for-service indemnity plan option, administered by CareFirst, for current plan participants and retirees who move out of the local service area. The plan has a Preferred Provider Option (PPO) feature that allows retirees to receive discounts when you seek care from a participating provider. The benefits are similar to those provided under the out-of-network feature of the Closed POS plan.
CareFirst BlueChoiceTel: 1-800-545-6199Hours: 8am–9pm (EST), M–F