Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Insurance Trouble at Brooklyn's Long Island College Hospital (LICH)

This sounds remarkably like the Time Warner Cable / Fox kerfuffle we experienced recently, where Fox threatened to pull their shows unless Time Warner coughed up more money.

This time it's United Health Care vs Long Island College Hospital.

Because of a disagreement over fees, tens of thousands of United Healthcare customers — mainly those using Oxford — may not be able to be reimbursed for medical services at LICH, Beth Israel Hospital and other Continuum hospitals, according to the Brooklyn Eagle.

United Healthcare has notified hundreds of Continuum’s affiliated physicians that they will be “terminated” on March 1. (United sent out this Jan. 1 termination letter to its customers in December.)

What to do if your doctor is affiliated with LICH or another Continuum hospital? Continuum provided some answers to the Eagle.

- Petition to Save LICH 
- Sucking Long Island Collage Hospital Dry? 
- Long Island College Hospital In Big Trouble

Photo of Amity Street in front of LICH by Uberzombie, Creative Commons license / CC BY 2.0

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1 comment:

daniel said...

we just had our son there. great hospital. great staff. the place is a bit run down but who cares? way better then going all the way to manhattan. save lich!