We understand how disruptive it can be for our members if their hospital or physician no longer participates in our network. But we also know that rising health care costs are putting pressure on family budgets and making it harder for people to afford the care they need. Our members count on us to provide them with access to care that is not only high quality but also affordable. That is why we are working diligently to reach an agreement with Broward Health at a reasonable, affordable cost.
We remain committed to working with Broward Health and are hopeful we can reach a resolution that restores network access to its hospitals and physicians. But we also want to reassure our members they will continue to have access to a robust network of care providers now that Broward Health is out of network.
Offering a choice of some of the top hospitals in Broward County and the surrounding area
We know that network changes can be difficult, but our members can rest assured that they will continue to have access to high-quality, affordable care close to where they live and work.
Some of the hospitals remaining in our network include the three top-ranked hospitals in Broward County, each of which rank as one of the top 25 hospitals in Florida, according to U.S. News & World report’s rankings for best hospitals in the state. Some of the hospitals UnitedHealthcare members continue to have access to include, but are not limited to:
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Cleveland Clinic Weston
Holy Cross Hospital
Memorial Regional Hospital*
Northwest Medical Center
Plantation General Hospital
Steward Florida Medical Center
University Hospital & Medical Center
West Boca Medical Center
*Does not participate in our Medicare Preferred Care Partners and Preferred Care Network (formerly Medica).
We encourage our members to call the number on the back of their health plan ID card if they need assistance finding alternative hospitals or physicians in their area. They can also use the provider directory on our member websites to search for alternative hospitals and doctors:
Ensuring our members get the care they need
Continuity of Care
Our top priority is ensuring the people we serve have continued access to the care they need. That’s why we offer continuity of care, which allows UnitedHealthcare members in the middle of treatment for a serious condition to continue receiving covered services for a specified period of time after their physician leaves our network. Examples of patients who may qualify include
- Women who are pregnant (second or third trimester) through six weeks post-delivery
- Patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed cancer, or those currently in active cancer treatment
Some employer group plans offer unique, expanded continuity of care benefits. We encourage our members to call the number on the back of their health plan ID card if they have questions about their plan’s continuity of care benefits.
We’re here for our members
We know this is difficult. We’re committed to making it easier. Please call us at the number on your health plan ID card if you have questions or need support. And please know that we will stay at the negotiating table as long as it takes to reach an agreement with Broward Health. We hope Broward Health will join us there and work towards an agreement that is in everyone’s best interests.