Referrals, Workers' Comp & Litigation


Andrews Sports Medicine is grateful to the doctors in the state of Alabama, across the United States and from around the world who refer the patients to our practice. We strive to provide exceptional orthopaedic care to all patients. 

For more detailed information about our physician referrals process, visit our Referring Physicians page.

Workers' Compensation

All workers’ compensation appointments MUST be scheduled by a workers’ compensation adjuster or case manager, as our practice CAN NOT make initial appointments directly with the patient. We do not accept out-of-state workers’ compensation patients.

Andrews Sports Medicine will submit "open" claims only on your behalf, unless we are aware in advance that the claim will be denied. It is the patient's responsibility to provide the office staff with complete insurance information as well as your case management contact and phone number.

Andrews Sports Medicine will bill your primary health insurance in cases where worker's compensation denies the claim for any reason. Any balance not paid by the worker's compensation carrier or primary health plan will be the patient's responsibility.

Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) & Litigation Cases

Andrews Sports Medicine does not recognize MVA or litigation claims. As such, you will be classified as a self-pay patient unless you have active health insurance coverage and we receive a letter of subrogation from your insurance company, in which case we will submit all claims to your health insurance carrier.

We do not need a letter of subrogation from patients covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield AL.

If your commercial health insurance carrier then determines that the claim should be refunded due to third party liability, you will be responsible for the bill to handle through a litigation attorney. Liability action against someone else is not a reason to delay payment. Payment of the bill is the responsibility of the individual who has received the treatment, not the individual who is being sued.