UHC & Houston Methodist Cat Fight Ends

We all knew how UHC vs Houston Methodist  cat fight would eventually turn out. This type of thing happens all the time, going all the way back to the previous century. No one knows what these cats have agreed to as far as what we all will end up paying for health care. Neither side wants you to know and therein lies the basis of their shared interests……………..

Houston Methodist and UnitedHealthcare Renew Network Relationship

June 1, 2020

As previously communicated, we reached an agreement in principle with Houston Methodist last month. We’re following up to confirm that we have finalized the agreement, ensuring our members enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual and Medicare Advantage plans can continue to receive care at Houston Methodist hospitals and from its physicians. The new, multi-year relationship is effective June 1, 2020.

We will be sending letters to our members notifying them of the agreement.

We recognize and appreciate that the care Methodist provides is not only important but also personal to our members, and we know the protracted and often contentious negotiations process has been difficult for them as well as for many of our customers. We thank you for your support and patience throughout the last several months as we focused on our top priority of ensuring the more than 1 million members we’re honored to serve in Houston have access to quality, affordable health care. This new agreement accomplishes that goal. We appreciate Methodist’s collaboration in helping achieve this outcome.

We are honored to continue supporting the more than 3.9 million people throughout Texas who depend on us for access to quality and affordable health care.

Please do not hesitate to contact your UnitedHealthcare representative if you have any questions.