As reported by WPTV Baptist Health of South Florida
Two days after BocaFirst published our article on United Healthcare dropping Boca Raton Regional Hospital from its in-network coverage, Baptist Health of South Florida says it’s heard your voice and are working to resolve the contract between United Healthcare and themselves in order to restore coverage at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
It is encouraging to know Baptist Health heard the voices of Boca residents (and hopefully UHC too). It appears talks are happening, stay tuned, BocaFirst will continue to report on this.
PRESS RELEASE: July 5 2019
Georgi Morale Pipkin, corporate manager for marketing and communications of Baptist Health South Florida, released the following statement:
We hear you and are determined to resolve the contract with UHC as quickly as possible. Until then, our Emergency Department remains open and accepts all critically ill patients regardless of insurance coverage. Additionally, we are working with doctors to reschedule elective care until after a resolution is reached. Until then, we encourage you to stay in touch with your doctor to ensure your continuing care is followed.
We having been working with UHC for many weeks to address their reimbursement concerns and will continue to work around the clock to resolve it.
It is important to note the merger had nothing to do with the expiration of the UHC contract. That contract was entered into long before the merger was completed. Baptist Health accepts UHC at our other facilities and we are working hard to bring that same level of coverage to our families and friends in Boca Raton.
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