The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) along with other state and specialty medical societies across the country are jointly drafting a letter to United Healthcare (UHC) outlining serious concerns with the insurer’s announcement in its June 2017 Network Bulletin that UHC will no longer pay for consultation codes effective Oct. 1, 2017.
“There are widespread changes afoot for the United States health care system; some of these changes are already creating barriers to care for patients,” the letter states. “It is our utmost concern that UHC’s proposed policy will only create another barrier, preventing patients from receiving specialty care.”
Stay tuned to the NCMS Bulletin and blog for a copy of the final letter, which should be sent later this week and updates as the dialogue with UHC continues.