1. “In a decision that could have national implications, a federal judge in Connecticut temporarily blocked UnitedHealthcare late Thursday from dropping an estimated 2,200 physicians from its Medicare Advantage plan in that state.” – KHN link to

    Doesn’t change the fact that narrow networks make sense.

    Medical societies in OH and NY are considering filing similar suits.

    Aren’t these the guys who want to withdraw from Medicare and refuse services to Obamacare enrollees?

    What is the message? We want to stay in networks with low payments, or we want to drop out of networks with low payments?

  2. I think we will be seeing more of this across the country over the next few years and not only with MA Plans. It has already started with some of the Private Exchange plans. And it’s not just a unit price thing anymore as the Health Plans start looking at better and better utilization and outcome data…