Florida hospital, UnitedHealthcare split affects 17,500 patients' coverage

Angie Stewart - Print  |

UnitedHealthcare's contract with Boca Raton (Fla.) Regional Hospital expired June 30, affecting about 17,500 beneficiaries, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.

Three quick facts:

1. Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Boca Raton Hospital Outpatient Diagnostic Imaging Centers are now out of network for UnitedHealthcare's commercial, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid benefit plans. Out-of-state, Neighborhood Health and Oxford plans are also out of network.

2. The contract termination does not affect UnitedHealthcare's physician agreements; it only applies to the hospital agreement.

3. Negotiations are ongoing. The two entities have been unable to reach an agreement since talks began about a month ago.

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