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United Healthcare Insurance Notice

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FROM HEALTHCARE FOR WOMEN, PC

August 31, 2020

Dear Patient:

We know that you have many choices when it comes to health care, and we are honored that you have chosen to partner with us on your journey to health and wellbeing. It is therefore with a heavy heart that we write to inform you that effective October 1, 2020, we will no longer accept United Healthcare insurance.

Please understand that this decision was not made lightly, and that we are aware of the inconvenience this will cause you as a United Healthcare insured patient. However, our last contract negotiation with UHC was in 2005, 15 years ago and despite exhaustive efforts on our part to work with them on fair reimbursement, we have been unable to come to an agreement  for the care and services we provide.  At a time when physicians are on the front lines of a pandemic, their reimbursement remains below the standard of any other insurer, including Medicare. That being said, UHC is having an amazing year with profits in second quarter of $6.7 billion.   

With inadequate reimbursement we are then forced to see more patients in the same time confines. We have built our practice and reputation by consistently providing the highest quality, personalized care, so when faced with the choice to part company with an insurer or compromise on standards of care, the choice is clear. We simply refuse to provide our patients with anything less than exceptional medical care.

However, should UHC return to the table with an agreement that does not force a compromise to either our values or standards, we will of course be open to resuming our relationship.

If you are upset about this change, please contact UHC and let them know.  Our focus on treating our patients and their families with dignity has not changed.  Sadly, United Healthcare has put our practice in a very difficult situation, and we refuse to provide our patients with anything less than exceptional medical care. 

You may also direct all questions and concerns to your HR Department, Broker, or the UHC Member Service Number on your card.  If you are pregnant, please call our office and we can discuss next steps.   We appreciate your patience during this transition time.

It has been our privilege to serve you, and we thank you for being a Healthcare for Women patient.

Sincerely,

Amy E. Porter, M.D.
Ingrid M. Winterling, M.D.
Ji Eun Paik, M.D.
Nicole A. McClendon, M.D.
Bridgett L. Casadaban, M.D.

 

 

 

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Prenatal Classes

Healthcare for Women is now offering child birth education classes! We would like to help you prepare for the birth and care of your newborn. We are happy to offer now BreastfeedingInfant Skills and Childbirth classes ! Our classes are open to our patients and to the community.

We recommend that you take classes and a tour of the hospital in your second or early third trimester. Tours of the hospital are free and you can register at www.virginiahospitalcenter.com.

Note: Please review our Class Policies (Class Locations, Class Cancellations/Refunds, Class Rescheduling/Transfering, Weather Policy and Insurance) before Registering for a class.

**NOTE: Due to the circumstances, our classes will be held over ZOOM virtual meeting until further notice.  You will receive an email from Healthcare For Women with instructions on how to attend the class virtually.

Learn more about our Prenatal Classes here:  Healthcare For Women Prenatal Classes

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Telehealth Visits

Telehealth Visits Are Now Available

To protect our patients, doctors, and staff, Healthcare for Women is offering Telehealth Visits. These visits are now covered by your insurance company (copay and deductible may apply). Telehealth visits are scheduled with your provider.  Preventive annual exams and some conditions do not apply but many other conditions can be treated this way. 

What is a Telehealth Visit?

Telehealth Visit is a scheduled appointment with your provider that takes place over a phone call rather than in the office. Our practice is offering these visits to established patients and new patients with a medical concern. Telehealth Visits are not intended for routine/annual exams or certain medical conditions. For chronic conditions, please call us for an office visit. 

How am I billed for a Telehealth?

These visits will be billed through your insurance. Copay, co-insurance, and/or deductible are due at the time that you schedule the appointment. Please contact your insurance company for details on your coverage. 

How can I schedule a Telehealth Visit?

To schedule Telehealth Visit, please call one of our offices directly.

For telehealth POST PARTUM VISITS, please download and complete the following form and email to the office:

Postnatal Scale Form (English)

Forma Post Natal (Espanol)

 

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Femilift Vaginal Laser

FOR A BETTER FEMININE LIFE

You’re not alone. Millions of women suffer from vaginal irregularities or have a feminine health concern. Age, structural changes due to childbirth, and a variety of other reasons can be the cause.
Until recently, women had few options. It’s no surprise that many decided to suffer in silence, letting the issues decrease their self confidence and strain marital relations. Fortunately, times have changed. 

INNOVATION IN FEMININE HEALTH – FINALLY

FemiLift, from Alma Lasers, signals a new era in feminine health and well being, giving patients:
  • A minimally invasive solution
  • Using precision technology
  • With maximum safety
  • Minimal risk
  • No post treatment downtime
  • and excellent patient satisfaction

See Alma Lasers videos explaining what it is and how the procedure is performed!

 

 

 

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Flu Season Information

Read the following articles and protect yourself from the flu.

The Benefits of Flu Vaccination

Take 3 Actions to FIGHT THE FLU

With only half of pregnant moms getting their flu vaccine, too many remain unprotected. Flu shots help protect pregnant women and their babies from potentially serious illness during and after pregnancy.

Frequently asked questions for pregnant women concerning Influenza (FLU) vaccination during pregnancy.

Results of CDC’s 2014-2015 internet panel survey of pregnant women

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