Jepson Asks HHS To Look Into United Healthcare’s Termination Of Doctors From Medicare Advantage Plan

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is asking federal regulators to scrutinize what he calls UnitedHealthcare’s decision to drop a large number of doctors from its Medicare Advantage Plan network in the state.

Jepsen sent a letter Wednesday to the federal Department of Health and Human Services asking for the review.

Jepsen says reports surfaced last month that UnitedHealthcare next year will begin dropping a significant number of doctors from its Medicare Advantage Plan, and he’s concerned consumers will be harmed. He says some affected doctors already have received termination notices.

UnitedHealthcare issued a statement saying it understands the changes will be disruptive to some Medicare Advantage network members and encourages them to call the company with questions. The company says it will continue to work with federal and state regulators.

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