Insurance options at HUMC dwindling

HUMC drops Aetna insurance in Hoboken – who’s next?

12/9/2011 Update:

Next on the list of in-network insurance carriers Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) has dropped is Aetna.

At this rate, they’ll stop accepting cash next – and only take gold ingots with Toni Tomarazzo’s face on it.

HUMC in Hoboken no longer accepts United Healthcare & others

12/6/2011:

As most of you know, the recent sale of Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC) was not without great drama and controversy.

Adding to the list is that as of December 4, 2011 – HUMC no longer accepts United Healthcare / Oxford insurance as an “in network” provider. And from what I’m told, other major carriers (like Cigna for instance) are also out-of-network.

What a great deal for Hoboken residents! Is this part of a designed plan to cause the hospital to fail in order to speed up the “conversion to luxury condos” process?

Click the image below to read what United Healthcare sent out to customers this week.

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11 Comments on "Insurance options at HUMC dwindling"


HearditallB4
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HearditallB4
4 years 5 months ago
Not only did they pull Aetna, they have pulled United Health Care and AARP as well. I’m told TPTB are in negotiations to have these carriers pay more to the hospital as this was the problem from the very beginning that the hospital was getting paid by the insurance companies the rates that they should have been paying but also the time period in which they should have been paid. It took a month for them to settle with Horizon Direct Access, hopefully it will not be as long for the others (though I doubt it). In the meantime, people… Read more »
HearditallB4
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HearditallB4
4 years 5 months ago
Sorry I meant to say NOT being paid the proper rates in a timely fashion.[quote comment=”212800″]Not only did they pull Aetna, they have pulled United Health Care and AARP as well. I’m told TPTB are in negotiations to have these carriers pay more to the hospital as this was the problem from the very beginning that the hospital was getting paid by the insurance companies the rates that they should have been paying but also the time period in which they should have been paid. It took a month for them to settle with Horizon Direct Access, hopefully it will… Read more »
showme789
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showme789
4 years 5 months ago
You really didn’t have to be a genius to see this coming. All of the bobble heads who were cheering on the sale of the hospital were being used as pawns for the money grabbing politicos from south and central Jersey who benefited from the money that was being passed around by the buyers to fund their campaigns. Let’s not forget the Governor who was so keenly interested in paying back the favor for the large contributions to the Republican Party. Zimmer sold out this city and it won’t be long before everyone sees the results of her incompetent behavior.… Read more »
philthee
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philthee
4 years 5 months ago

Zimmer and the rest of the reformers better start looking at out of state properties. the hospital will seek bailouts sooner than you think. Some surprise announcement ETA november 2012. Of course they’ll say they never saw it coming. Yeah, right.

Craig-D
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Craig-D
4 years 5 months ago
We all knew this was going to happen. They did the same thing at Bayonne Medical Center when they took over that facility . I don’t really care. I wouldn’t use HUMC for anything other than an emergency room visit anyway – and that’s still covered by all insurers by law. We’re across the river from some of the best hospitals in the world and I’m sure most of us can find a few in-network amongst them. Are you really going to choose HUMC for your orthopedic surgery when the Hospital for Special Surgery is right across the Hudson? If… Read more »
nickwu
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nickwu
4 years 5 months ago

Do they still accept the insurance that the city employees are on, like the overweight ones who smoke outside of city hall?

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