RE: DR. ARMENAKAS’ UHC TERMINATION EFFECTIVE
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
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
The New Year 2019 is right around the corner. We wish all of our patients, referring Doctors and other service facilities the best! We’ve had a great 2018 and are proud to have contributed to the health and well being of thousands of patients during the year. We look forward to sharing with you in 2019!
The holiday season is here! With it comes time to reflect and celebrate with our loved ones and even with strangers, wherever you are. We want to wish you all a very happy and warm holiday season. We also want to thank all of you who have contributed to our ongoing success in caring for our patients. Thank you!
Wishing you the best!
The Doctor’s and Staff at New York Urological Associates PC
Due to some construction in the area our phone communications have been interrupted. At the moment our phone lines are not receiving calls. If you need immediate help, please email us as indicated in the Contact Us page or use the appointment request tool that resides on the majority of our pages. Your patience and cooperation are greatly appreciated.
Here is a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Participation Update.
Note that Empire BCBS our local plan, has added a few new networks to their roster. We’re clarifying our participation status with these new plans.
Our office is not participant in the new:
Empire BCBS Blue Priority
BCBS Blue Priority Sample Card
Empire BCBS Pathway
Empire BCBS Pathway Enhanced
Empire BCBS Pathway X Enhanced
BCBS Pathway Sample Card
These plans have identification numbers preceded by YAZ, YCZ, QBP, JLB, JLF, JLC and BPR. There are other ID’s of which we have not been informed. Please consult with your insurance if you’re looking for participating providers. Please, confirm with any doctor’s office you call for an appointment, we find that the BCBS registry is often not accurate.
We ask our OUT OF NETWORK patients to pay at the time of service. Claim information will be provided to the patient for their own claim submission.
We have been asked multiple times if our office offered appointments before 9am. The office will offer EXTENDED HOURS Effective Wednesday March 2018. Our doctors will alternate on a weekly basis seeing patients starting at 730am on Wednesdays. If you’re in need of an appointment earlier than 9am, this may work for you. We know our patient population is a busy one. We hope to accommodate new patients who may not be in need of urgent care, but have a hard time taking time off to see the doctor. Keep this in mind when calling for an appointment.
To ease the process of scheduling and reduce delays during your visit, please be sure to have all pertinent information at hand when you call. You should also fill our PATIENT REGISTRATION FORM online. We’ll ask for your insurance in advance of your visit. Additionally, any medical reports needed for your visit should be confirmed in our office prior to your visit before 5pm. As a last resort, you may bring them with you as we may not be able to reach other medical practices at this time.
We hope this helps with your health care and look forward to seeing you.
The 2018 Winter Olympics are on their way. Its an amazing to see all the athletes doing their very best!
At this point many of us have already spent hours on end rooting for our favorites at the 2018 Winter Olympics. We have seen a few gold medals come in already for snow boarding, skating and and a few other events. We enjoy the excitement and the unifying nature of sports. In the end, like music and food, sports bring us together. Even after our favorites are off the picture a good sport well played is a joy to watch.
We hope all athletes involved in the games have the greatest of times. Its not every day a person can say they competed with the best each country can offer. Those few who can say it, even if they don’t make the podium, should be most proud. We root for all of you!
Transit was fair this morning while getting in. Our office is open and ready to see you. New York is such a great city. You can expect there to be so much activity any day, even under a snow storm. We keep plowing along because nothing stops us. For those of you who had to stay home, keep warm and enjoy the day off.
Holiday season is here. Many of us are in the middle of the Christmas rush getting things ready for the big day. This is a time when people are joyful and warm. A time when family, friends and companies celebrate in one way or another. We all get together and share food, drinks laughs and sometimes even presents. Santa Claus multiplies into Secret Santa and Kris Kringle and other iterations while we create fond memories of this years festivities. Whichever way or holiday you celebrate, enjoy, have fun with others!
Aside from celebration, this is also a time of reflection and meditation. This is as good a time as any to think about what goes on around us, the rest of the world and see how we can contribute towards making things better. This is a great time to show good will and kindness to others, not the only time to do so, but a start. This is a time to help others where and when we’re able and do a good things for one another.
New York Urological Associates PC, wishes all a very happy holiday season 2017.