In this blog post, Terrence Cunningham, AHA director of administrative simplification policy, highlights how United HealthCare’s Designated Diagnostic Provider program could reduce patient access to care and choice of provider, as well as subject patients to a higher risk of an unanticipated medical bill.

“The health care system has been moving toward giving patients a more active role in their care,” Cunningham writes. “Unfortunately, United’s prioritization of profits over patients runs amok of this concept.”

Read the full blog here.

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