United Healthcare recently dropped several thousand physicians, many of them primary care providers, nation-wide without an explanation from United Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage plan. 19% of doctors from the Medicare Advantage network in Connecticut were cut in October.
The AMA and doctors in Ct. are fighting back and two Ct. medical associations have a temporary injunction preventing UHC from dropping the providers. Tens of thousands of patients may become affected by finding their providers now out of network.
Doctors are very concerned about this new development. We will have to wait to see how it all shakes out.