Update on Our Participation with UnitedHealthcare in Arizona

For more than a decade we have been privileged to provide great care to babies, expectant moms and kids throughout Arizona through the UnitedHealthcare network. We regret to inform you that UnitedHealthcare of Arizona and United Community Plan of Arizona (collectively, “UnitedHealthcare”) did not renew our contracts on June 30, 2015.

We have been in discussions with UnitedHealthcare on new agreements for our practices, and to date we have been unable to meet their request for further rate cuts to our providers. Additional rate cuts will negatively impact our ability to provide the high quality and access to care our patients have come to expect from us throughout Arizona. As a result, our practices are no longer participating (in-network) with UnitedHealthcare health plans, beginning July 1, 2015.

We are available to help with scheduling and billing questions, and we may have some options to assist you in making it easier to obtain the care you need. For scheduling or billing questions, please call your local physician’s office.

We greatly appreciate the patience and support of our patients and referring physicians. We will continue our discussions with UnitedHealthcare and hope to resolve our contractual issues soon and return to the UnitedHealthcare provider networks.

If you have questions, or want to contact UnitedHealthcare and share with them how important it is to have access to your physician, please refer to the Contact Us page on this site.

 


Our Practices in Arizona

Arizona Pediatric Cardiology is a group providing pediatric cardiology services in the metro Phoenix and Tucson areas. Arizona Pediatric Cardiology provides services through offices and clinics throughout the state of Arizona and also provides services to CRS patients in Maricopa County.

Obstetrix Medical Group of Phoenix/Phoenix Perinatal Associates is a group of providers offering neonatology, maternal-fetal medicine, pediatric hospitalist, pediatric intensivist, neuro developmental pediatric and hearing screen services in the metro Phoenix area and through clinics in central and northern Arizona.

Obstetrix Medical Group of Arizona/Tucson Perinatal Services is a group of providers offering maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrical hospitalist services in the Tucson metro area and through clinics in southern Arizona.

Neonatal Specialists is a group of providers offering neonatology services in the Tucson metro area.

NAL is a group of providers offering neonatology services in the Phoenix metro area.

Please note that the Pediatrix offices located at 15650 N. Black Canyon Hwy, Phoenix, AZ 85053 and 2030 West Whispering Wind Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85130 are not affiliated with Obstetrix Medical Group of Phoenix/Phoenix Perinatal Associates, Arizona Pediatric Cardiology, Obstetrix Medical Group of Arizona/Tucson Perinatal Services, Neonatal Specialists or NAL and are not part of this agreement with UnitedHealthcare of Arizona.