Although we negotiated in good faith for several months, we were not able to reach an agreement with Montefiore Health System. As a result, Montefiore’s hospitals and physicians are now out of network for our employer-sponsored and individual plans, including Oxford, as well as our Medicaid plan, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Consistent with state regulations, our members enrolled in fully insured commercial plans and our Medicaid plan will continue to have in-network access to Montefiore’s hospitals through Feb. 28, 2021. We have issued the following statement regarding Montefiore’s decision:
“We offered to allow our members to have network access to Montefiore’s hospitals and physicians through May 31, 2021, while we continue our efforts to renew our relationship. Unfortunately, Montefiore refused, unnecessarily disrupting access to its hospitals and physicians for thousands of New Yorkers. Our top priority at this time is ensuring our members have access to the care they need and supporting them as they transition to one of the dozen hospitals and nearly 7,000 physicians remaining in our network in Bronx, Westchester and Rockland counties.”
Check out the rest of the release and update at www.uhc.com/montefiore.
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