It just keeps rolling and this woman has been through 7 doctors in the last year. She’s not even complaining at all about the coverage but she is uprooted over and over. This makes it hard to keep a relationship with a doctor. This is what you get when you become a senior “algorithm says” and poof on to the next, and this should not be. Here’s a couple more recent examples below. You just can’t keep uprooting people like this over and over, especially seniors.
United Healthcare Round Two With More Medicare Advantage Doctors Being Fired in Massachusetts and Tennessee- Expansion of the Business Intelligence Killer Algorithms Keeps Growing
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage “Narrow Networks” Moves On To Virginia Next, More Patients Will Need To Find New Doctors
Even outside of Medicare Advantage they are getting bigger and bigger and here’s another example.
Express Scripts To Lay Off 400 People Tampa As UnitedHealthcare Moves Patients To Their Own Pharmacy Benefit Management Company-Subsidiary Watch
Here’s a couple links below that show all their subsidiaries, they are huge and becoming too powerful I feel. My blog is getting consumed with their news as that’s all that’s out there with shuffling and inconveniencing people today. BD
Patsy Wilkins had cycled through seven different primary care physicians in the past year, primarily due to changes within her health coverage.
Wilkins, 63, and a resident of Nashville Christian Towers senior living home, has been a member of United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage plan for the past four years.
She loves her plan, and says it covers most of her medical needs, which are substantial – considering she was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes six years ago. But now, United is re-structuring the provider network for its Medicare Advantage plan in Tennessee, and Wilkins feels a little lost.
Specifically, United is cutting 500 Tennessee physicians from its Medicare Advantage network, and an additional, undisclosed amount from its TennCare product in 2014. According to the Tennessee Medical Association, these doctors were not cut because of performance issues or poor conduct, but unrelated network changes
But Wilkins said that she has felt helpless. She said that she recently lost her favorite doctor, who had been with her for two and a half years.
"The last visit I had with her, I cried like a baby," Wilkins said. "Because I had worked so hard for so long to find a network of providers who would work with my medical issues."