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Consumers caught in the middle of insurers, hospital payment disputes

Consumers caught in the middle of insurers, hospital payment disputes

Some Chicago-area consumers were surprised to learn this month that insurance companies can at any time limit their access to doctors and hospitals in health plans.

Land of Lincoln Health announced last week on its website that it will drop the University of Chicago's top-flight medical center from its network as of March 1, after the two sides couldn't agree to terms on reimbursement rates.

The removal blindsided people who began coverage with the Chicago-based insurer Jan. 1. Customers thought their U. of C. doctors would be covered all year long because the doctors were listed in Land of Lincoln's network directory when the customers bought plans during open enrollment in...

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