Connecticut Lawmakers Push Back Against Medicare Advantage Terminations
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is working to reverse a decision in which UnitedHealthcare terminated more than 2,200 physicians across the state from its AARP Medicare Advantage network, a move that could impact up to 30,000 patients.
The practitioners include physicians from Hartford and Fairfield counties, who went to federal court to get an injunction to halt the terminations, as well as 1,200 specialists in the Yale Medical Group.
The latest problem for Greater New Haven is the lack of an agreement between the Yale-New Haven Health System and UnitedHealthcare over inclusion of Yale-New Haven Hospital in the network of hospitals available to UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage clients.
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