Recently, a behind-the-scenes disagreement became public. UnitedHealthcare and Envision Healthcare are having difficulty in coming to an agreement, and that can affect Medicare Advantage policyholders in 2019. This podcast doesn’t make a habit of casting blame on one party or the other, and isn’t going to start now. That said, policyholders could be affected, if a healthcare provider was “in-network” in the past, and then suddenly becomes “out-of-network.” That’s the point of this pod.
Irrespective of the ultimate outcome, the fact is that the notion of networks should be understood by Medicare Advantage policyholders, so that they understand the financial ripple effects of the Medicare configuration that they make.
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