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Third Party Task Force Hosts UnitedHealthcare Execs

Third Party Task Force Hosts UnitedHealthcare Execs

Feb. 19, 2019 MONTGOMERY ─ The Association’s Third Party Task Force hosted executives from UnitedHealthcare earlier this week as they made a presentation and answered questions from members of the Board of  Censors and Association staff. Chief Executive Officer, Gulf States Region, Joe Ochipinti, and Vice President of Provider Relations Mike Apple discussed topics ranging from the group’s expansion in Alabama to prior authorization issues and upcoming town hall meetings.

Task Force members questioned the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) representatives about the recent expansion from 300,000 to about 420,000 insureds in Alabama and how this will affect provider relations. UHC will host several town hall meetings across the state to provide educational opportunities for physicians in the area.

The announced town hall meetings include:

March 6-8
MGMA Alabama 2019 Winter Conference
Hyatt Regency Birmingham/The Wynfrey Hotel

March 19
Alabama Hospital Association
Mobile Service Center
Wynlakes Country Club

March 27
UHC Spring 2019 Provider Information Expo
Wynlakes Country Club ─ 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

March 28
Baptist Montgomery
Link Computer Lab Training
Deboer Building (Brown Springs Road)

April 10
UHC Spring 2019 Provider Information Expo
Embassy Suites ─ 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

April 24
Russell Medical Center Town Hall
Education Meeting Room
Alexander City

May 7
DCH Town Hall
Druid City Hospital
Willard Auditorium

May 15
Baldwin County Town Hall
Mobile Infirmary

May 16
Mobile County Town Hall
Springhill Memorial Hospital

The Third-Party Task Force is a subcommittee of the Board of Censors that meets regularly to provide members with assistance in resolving issues and disputes with insurance companies, including Medicaid and Medicare. The Task Force is staffed by the Legal Department and helps members address hassles or other difficulties with policies and procedures of payors.

If you have questions or issues you would like the Association’s Third Party Task Force to address, please email your inquiry to Cheairs Porter.

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