Insurance Misunderstanding Might Have Cost Man His Life
UnitedHealthcare and WakeMed want the public to understand that even though the hospital is no longer honoring the insurance, it will in case of an emergency.Posted — Updated
"It's terrible, and it's tragic that people haven't got that message," said Deb Frieberg, chief operating officer of WakeMed.
UnitedHealthcare of North Carolian CEO Austin Pittman told WRAL in a statement Thursday that the company is very disturbed by the tragedy and reiterated that patients with UnitedHealthcare would be covered at any Triangle-area hospital for an emergency.
"In the event of an emergency, our members are to go to the nearest emergency room for care, regardless of whether the hospital is in network or no, the emergency services they receive will be covered at in-network benefit levels," he said.
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