Health care providers face staggering losses in wake of insurance company’s demise, some fear for survivalPeconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead stands to lose more than $1 million and local doctors face big losses that could put some medical practices in jeopardy.
State regulators put ‘hold’ on processing Health Republic claims, leaving patients and providers confused and worried‘An utter mess’: The state Department of Financial Services on Nov. 6 put a hold on processing of Health Republic claims, but the insolvent health co-op and the DFS consumer support unit both insist that claims will be paid and subscribers remain ‘fully covered’ through Nov. 30.
In the wake of Health Republic demise, new provider-owned health plan looks to expand network, lure customersCareConnect, owned by the North Shore-LIJ Health System, offering comprehensive coverage at lower rates than competitors, is poised for deeper incursion into Suffolk County, especially eastern Suffolk, where PBMC is being merged into North Shore come January.
- Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead is offering free flu shots to the community on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- A state review of the troubled health insurance co-op’s financial condition found it to be “substantially worse than the company previously reported,” the state Department of Financial Services said today. All plans will now end Nov. 30.
- Green Earth Natural Foods Market will host an Introduction to Patient Safety, presented by PULSE of NY, Inc. on Thursday October 15th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
- Nearly $250,000 raised to benefit PBMC’s tick-related disease center.
- Spring is here in full force! Before you go outside, remember to take a few steps to reduce your risk of getting skin cancer.
- Develop a comprehensive personalized meal plan that will address medical condition(s) and help meet health and wellness goals.
- Jenny Cabas-Vargas, MD joins the PBMC Health Orthopedics Team as Director of Rheumatology and Immunology.
- PBMC Health president and CEO Andrew Mitchell was one of eight men honored by Networking magazine this week as a ‘Renaissance Man’ for his leadership in transformation of once-struggling Riverhead hospital into a strong regional health system.