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Middlesex Hospital, UnitedHealthcare At Contract Impasse

MIDDLETOWN — Middlesex Hospital and UnitedHealthcare/Oxford Health Plans have passed the Aug. 1 deadline to agree on a new contract, so now routine visits are considered out of network for patients with UHC/Oxford insurance. The contract impasse does not affect emergency care. The hospital and the insurance company both said they have been unable to agree on financial aspects of the contract. The two sides said they disagree over how much revenue the hospital should get for each UHC/Oxford patient receiving care there. "We're hopeful we can come to an agreement soon, but we're at an impasse," Middlesex Hospital President and CEO Vin Capece said. "From our...