The Florida Hospital Association isn’t happy with the feds. And it all because of slashed inpatient facility reimbursement rates.
In Florida, federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan program managers tried to cut costs by switching to a provider network run by a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc..
PCIP managers asked the hospitals to approve an amendment that would charge PCIP patients newly negotiated UnitedHealth network rates, rather than the old, higher rates that many hospitals had already negotiated with the carrier.
Bill Bell, FHA general counsel, said most of the hospitals that receivd the letter kept their old, higher UnitedHealth rates.