Two medical groups in Connecticut, the Fairfield County Medical Association and the Hartford County Medical Association, won a temporary reprieve against United Healthcare’s plan to cut an estimated 2,200 doctors from its Medicare Advantage network (click here to see an archive of our coverage of the story). The order prevents United Healthcare from terminating any of the two associations’ members from its network, notifying Medicare Advantage customers that some providers will be terminated as of February 1, 2014 and removing the associations’ and affected doctors from its 2014 physician directories. The injunction is expected to remain until the court can rule on the merits of the claims. United Healthcare is planning on appealing the decision.
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