UnitedHealthcare moved six Mount Sinai Health System hospitals out of network Jan. 1 amid a contract dispute between the payer and New York City-based health system, according to news releases from both organizations.
The following Mount Sinai hospitals and their related outpatient locations were moved out of network, according to the health system:
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Morningside
- Mount Sinai South Nassau (Oceanside, N.Y.)
- Mount Sinai West
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
The move affects UnitedHealthcare patients with employer-sponsored and individual plans, including the Oxford Health Plan, according to the payer.
The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens and their related hospital outpatient locations remain in network for all patients until at least March 1, according to the health system. Mount Sinai physicians remain in network, but some are located at out-of-network facilities, which may result in an out-of-network facility charge.
Mount Sinai said it has been negotiating with UnitedHealthcare in good faith to reach new agreements.
UnitedHealthcare, meanwhile, has accused the health system of demanding unrealistic increases.