March 3, 2024

Orlando Health, United Healthcare reach agreement

IT IS 654 ON THIS TUESDAY. WE’RE GETTING A FINAL CHECK OF THE WEATHER IN TRAFFIC IN JUST A MOMENT, BUT THE TOP HEADLINES THIS MORNING ILUDES BREAKING NEWS OUT OF A LUCIA COUNTY. AND PROSECUTORS SAY THEY FOUND THE VAN LINKED TO AN AMBER ALERT ISSUED FOR A 14 YEAR OLD GIRL IN DAYTONA BEACH. BARBARA ZIDANSEK WAS LAST SEEN ON BOYNE BOULEVARD ON SUNDAY. VIDEO SHOWED HER GETTING INTO THE VAN VOLUNTARILY. BUT OUR FAMILY SAYS THEY GOT INFORMATION INDICATING THAT SHE HAD BEEN KIDNAPED. AND MELBOURNE POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON WHO SHOT A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL OUTSIDE OF SABLE PALMS APARTMENTS. NOW, SHE TOLD OFFICERS A GUY DRIVING A WHITE TRUCK OR SUV, HER AND HER FRIEND OF THROWING ROCKS AT HIS TRUCK AND THEN STARTED SHOOTING. SHE SAYS POLICE SAY, RATHER, THAT SHE WAS EXPECTED TO RECOVER. IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS, MELBOURNE POLICE. AT LEAST MAN DIED AFTER A SHOOTING NEAR KISSIMMEE. DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO MEREDITH, AN AREA NEAR GARDENS STREET AND TAMPA AVENUE JUST AFTER EIGHT LAST NIGHT. AND THAT’S THEY FOUND THE MAN DEAD IN THE STREET. THEY FOUND ANOTHER MAN WHO’D BEEN SHOT IN A CAR AND THEN WENT TO THE HOSPITAL. THE SHERIFF SAYS THE MAN IS ON LIFE SUPPORT. THE DEPARTMENT ORIGINALLY TOLD US BOTH MEN HAD DIED. WE ARE WORKING TO GET CLARIFICATION. VICE PRESIDENT KAMALA HARRIS WILL BE IN ORLANDO TODAY TO SPEAK AT THE AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CONVENTION IN ORLANDO, WESH 2. WE’LL HAVE FULL COVERAGE OF HER VISIT. DOWNLOAD THE WESH 2 NEWS APP TO STAY TO DATE. AFTER WEEKS OF NEGOTIATIONS, ORLANDO HEALTH AND UNITED HEALTH HAVE REACHED AN AGREEMENT THAT MEANS 4000 UHC PATIENTS KEEP GETTING IN-NETWORK CARE THROUGH ORLANDO. OVERNIGHT, WE GOT THIS STATEMENT FROM ORLANDO HEALTH. WE’RE STILL WAITING TO HEAR BACK FROM UHC. AND IT’S UP TO BE A BIG DAY FOR TWO OF OUR LOCAL DISTRICTS, ORANGE AND OSCEOLA SCHOOL COUNTIES APPROVE NEW CELL PHONE POLICIES TONIGHT. UNDER THE RULES, STUDENTS HAVE TO KEEP THEIR CELL PHONES AWAY FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY. THE EXCEPTION WOULD ONLY BE IF A

Orlando Health and United Healthcare reach agreement

ABOVE: A look at today’s top headlines After weeks of negotiations, Orlando Health and United Healthcare have reached an agreement.That means 74,000 UHC patients can keep getting in-network care through Orlando Health.Overnight, WESH 2 got a statement from Orlando Health that says:”Orlando Health is pleased to report that we have reached an agreement with United HealthCare. We were committed to reaching an agreement that was fair to all patients.”United Healthcare’s statement says:”UnitedHealthcare and Orlando Health have reached agreement on a new, multi-year contract that ensures continued, uninterrupted access to Orlando Health’s hospitals, facilities and physicians for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans as well as our Veteran Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN).”Our top priority throughout the negotiation was to ensure the people and families we serve throughout central Florida have continued access to quality, affordable care, and this new agreement helps accomplish that goal. We appreciate Orlando Health’s collaboration in achieving this outcome.”Top headlines:Listen to news and weather headlines with the WESH 2 podcastAMBER Alert issued for missing 14-year-old girl from Volusia CountyLeprosy cases surging in Central Florida: CDC

ABOVE: A look at today’s top headlines

After weeks of negotiations, Orlando Health and United Healthcare have reached an agreement.

That means 74,000 UHC patients can keep getting in-network care through Orlando Health.

Overnight, WESH 2 got a statement from Orlando Health that says:

“Orlando Health is pleased to report that we have reached an agreement with United HealthCare. We were committed to reaching an agreement that was fair to all patients.”

United Healthcare’s statement says:

“UnitedHealthcare and Orlando Health have reached agreement on a new, multi-year contract that ensures continued, uninterrupted access to Orlando Health’s hospitals, facilities and physicians for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid plans as well as our Veteran Affairs Community Care Network (VACCN).

“Our top priority throughout the negotiation was to ensure the people and families we serve throughout central Florida have continued access to quality, affordable care, and this new agreement helps accomplish that goal. We appreciate Orlando Health’s collaboration in achieving this outcome.”

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