RE: DR. ARMENAKAS’ UHC TERMINATION EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
Dr. Armenakas is proud for approximately the past 30+ years to provide thorough and attentive medical care for all his patients. However, during the past several years, the United Health Care plans have repeatedly imposed multiple challenges and hurdles which unfortunately detract from the care that he provides.
The administrative battles to have routine claims timely processed for payment and the restrictions regarding appropriate tests, surgical procedures and medications have adversely affected optimal patient care. As a consequence of these distractions and forced limitations, in February 2019, Dr. Armenakas has submitted his letter of termination from all UNITED HEALTHCARE (PPO, CHOICE, CHOICE PLUS, etc.) commercial plans.
As per his contract with United Health Care, we are required to provide a 90-day notice prior to termination. Hence, the effective TERMINATION DATE should be MAY 2019. However, UNITED HEALTHCARE processed his termination immediately. This includes OXFORD HEALTHPLANS.
Any patient in the aforementioned health care plans seeking care with Dr. Armenakas is hereby advised that effective immediately they are “out-of-network”. It will then be their choice to either continue with Dr. Armenakas as an out-of-network patient, (i.e., as a self-paying patient) or if they prefer, to see another physician in the office who participates in their United Health Care insurance plan.
We regret any inconvenience this may cause but, unfortunately, these circumstances are outside of our control.