The Florida Hospital Association isn't happy with the feds. And it all because of slashed inpatient facility reimbursement rates.

In Florida, federal Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan program managers tried to cut costs by switching to a provider network run by a unit of UnitedHealth Group Inc..

PCIP managers asked the hospitals to approve an amendment that would charge PCIP patients newly negotiated UnitedHealth network rates, rather than the old, higher rates that many hospitals had already negotiated with the carrier.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, ThinkAdvisor's insurance editor, previously was LifeHealthPro's health insurance editor. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter at @Think_Allison.