It only means that you are willing to consider accepting a We Care Manatee Referral for care. You are never obligated to accept a referral. We Care Manatee reviews each referral and collects the necessary information from the referring physician – including any labs, imaging, or other test results that you require. The patient must provide documentation of income and residency to We Care Manatee before they are referred to your office.
If you accept the referral, you agree to see the patient in your office free of charge for a consult or treatment. Once the episode of care is completed, you release the patient back to the referring primary care office, by providing office notes to the fax number we will provide for you. You are not obligated to keep the patient on your panel. The Primary Care office can refer the patient again if a condition is exacerbated or if there is a need for further follow-up.