As of January 1, 2021, Montefiore is no longer in network with UnitedHealthcare.
UnitedHealthcare has stopped negotiations with Montefiore, leaving us out of their network.
While it is not Montefiore’s desire, United has stopped negotiating. On April 16th we offered yet another path forward to restore immediate in-network access for impacted patients in our community who rely on us. Once again, our proposal (our second since February) was rejected by United.
Montefiore has repeatedly offered proposals that represent, in our view, significant compromise in the interest of our patients. With each compromise, we take a step further away from a sustainable relationship with United.
United’s behavior has been consistent and we believe sends a clear message: its decision is permanent. While we cannot make United change its decision, we can help patients find ways to regain in-network access to their doctors and hospitals.
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 keep, your doctors who have been with you for years, out of its network. 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.