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ACN and United Healthcare - February 24, 2006 8:25:00 AM   
mikeb

 

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Does anyone else have experience with ACN and United healthcare? Sounds like big changes are happening.
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Re: ACN and United Healthcare - February 24, 2006 11:19:00 AM   
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ACN is a pain in the, ya know...

They are managed care on steroids. If it takes you and average of more than 6 visits to totally cure your patients, they flag you. Then, if you keep it up, you are terminated. When applying to other networks in the future, that termination is on your record.

I joined when I didnt know much about it. Luckily, less than 5% of my patients have UHC/ACN.

ACN started as the American Chiropractic Network, but have changed their name to the ACN Group, since they will now be handling PT claims.

They require you to complete their detailed care plan forms and have patients fill out extra paperwork. THey are also notorious for capping per visit reimbursement while having high copays. I dont know how they do it, but I have heard of patients with $40 copays and they cap the visit fees at $32. So, essentially, you need to refund the patient $8.

Spread the work within PT circles, beware of ACN. I guess you can't legally boycott them, so I'll say this, if they have no in network providers for PT or chiropractic, their insurance plans will not look very attractive to companies and their employees.

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Re: ACN and United Healthcare - February 24, 2006 2:40:00 PM   
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We dropped ACN from all of our clinics.
they are horrible and have been in the light of lawsuits for a while now

Bryan

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