Important information for United Healthcare (UHC) members
As you may know, for several months, USDH attempted to negotiate a new contract with United Healthcare regarding its employer-sponsored, Exchange, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage health plans.
Unfortunately, our efforts to negotiate on a new contract by the deadline were unsuccessful and our providers were forced out of United Healthcare’s network effective October 1, 2022. As of this date, all US Digestive Health providers in Pennsylvania are Out-of-Network with United Healthcare (UH).
United Healthcare has requested a follow-up meeting in February 2023. Therefore, we expect to be out-of-network for at least 6 months, potentially longer.
The practices impacted include the following: Regional GI (RGI), Digestive Disease Associates (DDA), Main Line Gastroenterology Associates (MLGA), Carlisle Digestive Disease Associates (CDDA), USDH at Royersford, West Chester GI (WCGI), The Center for GI Health (CGI), Hillmont GI (HGI), GI Specialists (GIS), and Southwest GI (SWGI), which are all affiliated practices of US Digestive Health (USDH), a growing collective of gastroenterology practices providing services in Central, Southeastern, and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Our current contract expired at midnight on September 30, 2022.
We understand the emotional and financial stress that loss of coverage brings, and we are dedicated to providing patients with resources to ease whatever burdens we can.
We’ve built this site to help you find answers to your questions about our negotiations with United Healthcare. This website will be updated as there is information to share about the negotiations, so please check back for the most up-to-date information.
If you have questions about network access or your benefits, please call United Healthcare at 877-842-3210. Let them know what it means to have in-network access to the convenient, high-quality digestive healthcare you know and trust.