steven detoy http://ripr.org en CT Docs Vs. United Healthcare: Will RI Docs Follow Suit? http://ripr.org/post/ct-docs-vs-united-healthcare-will-ri-docs-follow-suit <p>Connecticut doctors sued United Healthcare for dropping them from their Medicare Advantage network. Will Rhode Island follow suit?</p><p>Probably not, says Steven DeToy with the Rhode Island Medical Society. He told me he thinks it's unlikely the doctors will have any luck in court because United had the right to drop doctors - it's in their contract. And if they did, it could get expensive and messy: doctors could be responsible for half the cost of mediation if it comes to that.</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:06:40 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 26050 at http://ripr.org United's Medicare Move: More Limited Choice Ahead? http://ripr.org/post/uniteds-medicare-move-more-limited-choice-ahead <p>RIPR health care reporter Kristin Gourlay joined host Dave Fallon in the studio to talk about what United Healthcare's recent decision to drop several hundred doctors from its Medicare Advantage plan means for the 36,0000 or so Rhode Islanders in that plan. Following is a transcript of their conversation, and a link to listen.</p><p></p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 25313 at http://ripr.org United's Medicare Move: More Limited Choice Ahead? Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help http://ripr.org/post/doctors-dropped-medicare-ask-state-leaders-help <p>United Healthcare has notified an unknown number of Rhode Island doctors that they’re being cut from its Medicare Advantage plan network. The news comes during Medicare’s open enrollment period and could affect thousands of senior citizens in the Ocean State.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:03:52 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 23683 at http://ripr.org Doctors Dropped From Medicare Ask State Leaders For Help