Another Area Doctor Parted Ways With Insurer Humana Military
Samaritan Medical Practice isn't the only group not reaching a deal with insurer Humana Military.
Dr. Collins Kellogg, of Watertown Internists, said similarly to Samaritan Medical Practice, Humana asked his office for lower reimbursement rates than those set by Congress. Kellogg made the decision to part ways with Humana in November. Service changes went into effect Jan. 1.
"We tried to negotiate with them in November and got nowhere. I just couldn't see wasting my time any further. We can't keep our doors open with those rates," said Dr. Kellogg.
Meanwhile, Samaritan invited Humana back to the negotiating table.
On Friday, representatives with Humana told7 News "Humana Military always remains open to negotiations with current and past providers. Our goal is to reach an agreement that produces the best outcomes for our beneficiaries and the Defense Health Agency."