Tenet, Humana rift affects 750,000 in south Florida

Nearly three-quarters of a million south Florida residents may be affected by a contract dispute between Dallas-based Tenet Healthcare and payer Humana, Sun Sentinel reports.

As of Sept. 30, Tenet terminated its network agreement with the Louisville, Ky.-based insurer for Medicare Advantage, commercial, Medicaid, individual health plans offered through the public exchange and Tricare product offerings.

Tenet runs 10 hospitals in south Florida, according to the report. Humana policyholders affected by the dispute will have to pay more out of pocket to continue care with Tenet facilities and providers. Emergency care and some long-term treatments will not be affected.  

Humana and Tenet remain in negotiations, a Humana spokesperson told Sun Sentinel.    

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