University of Louisville Physicians

No Agreement Near In Humana, U Of L Physicians Dispute

by Gabe Bullard on September 8, 2010

A months-long stalemate between the University of Louisville Physicians Group and Humana continues. And a resolution in the dispute over reimbursement rates for doctors appears to be far off.

Earlier this year, Humana asked the group to reduce reimbursements for doctors by ten percent under a new contract. The group refused, saying their rates are already too low.

The two sides did not come to an agreement, and in July the group’s contract expired. Now, Humana does not cover many patients’ visits to U of L doctors.

Chair of the surgery department Kelly McMasters says Humana is still unwilling to talk.

“We’ve certainly made an offer to settle the contract negotiation,” he says. “I don’t know if I can give you the details of that but we haven’t really heard back from them, in any meaningful way, that they’re ready to negotiate in good faith.”

A spokesperson for Humana said in a statement that the company is committed to negotiations in good faith, and hopes to find an agreement that is fair to everyone involved.

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