As of January 1, 2021, UnitedHealthcare has dropped Montefiore from its network.
UnitedHealthcare has stopped negotiations with Montefiore, leaving us out of their network.
While it is not Montefiore’s desire, United has stopped negotiating. On March 23rd we offered yet another path forward to restore immediate in-network access for patients in our community who rely on us. Once again, our offer was unilaterally rejected by United.
Unfortunately, United’s actions leading up to and following January 1, has sent a clear message that this is a permanent decision. For the past year, two fundamental differences between our two organizations have surfaced: Montefiore is committed to the health and economic stability of our community; United is driven more by a national strategy that chases profits while consolidating as many providers and services under its brand as possible, seemingly no matter the collateral damage.
With exception of emergency services and those patients who apply and qualify for Continuity of Care, patients with United insurance will lose in-network coverage to the following hospitals and associated doctors beginning January 1, 2021, because of United:
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Montefiore Mount Vernon
- Montefiore New Rochelle
- Montefiore Nyack
- Montefiore St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital
- White Plains Hospital
Keeping the doctors you know, and who know you, is one of the best things you can do for your health.
We are deeply disappointed by United’s decision to continue to block your in-network access to the doctors who have been with you for years. We can’t make United change its mind, but we can help you find a path to preserve your relationship with your care providers through the many, many other insurers who put your care first. Please visit this website to explore your options – no matter how you get your insurance – and how Montefiore will continue to be here for you. For any questions or assistance please call our patient information line at (855) 226-3071.
Thank you for your patience throughout this entire process and the continued honor to provide you with the high-quality care you deserve.