Thousands could lose access to Broward Health hospitals due to UnitedHealthcare contract dispute
Thousands of United Healthcare health insurance members in Broward County could lose in-network access to Broward Health’s hospitals and ambulatory care facilities if the two entities fail to reach agreement on a new contract by March 31.
UnitedHealthcare plans that would be affected are employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans branded under UnitedHealthcare’s name or affiliates Preferred Care Network, WellMed, Medica and Neighborhood Health Partnership.
Members would lose in-network status as of April 1 for Broward Health hospitals in Fort Lauderdale, Deerfield Beach and Coral Springs, as well as Weston urgent care center and 15 outpatient/ambulatory care centers across the county. Physicians employed by Broward Health would no longer be in-network beginning Sept. 1.
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