Judge bars UnitedHealthcare from dropping Medicare Advantage network physicians

A federal judge has agreed to a request by two Connecticut medical associations to temporarily block UnitedHealthcare from terminating physicians from its Medicare Advantage plan network.Medical associations in Fairfield and Hartford counties filed a legal challenge in November to block UnitedHealthcare from terminating as many as 2,250 physicians, which the associations estimate is approximately 20% of the company’s Connecticut physician network.“We won’t let UnitedHealthcare get away with interfering with the doctor-patient relationship,” Robin Oshman, MD, president of the Fairfield County Medical Association, said in a statement responding to the judge’s (Read more...)

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