ARH files multi-million dollar lawsuit

By: Jordan Vilines Email
By: Jordan Vilines Email

Soon Appalachian Regional Healthcare officials say they may no longer accept the Coventry Health Plan at their hospitals and clinics.

After Coventry Care notified ARH on March 29th they were canceling a contractual agreement and has no plans to renegotiate a new contract until issues are resolved with the state.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare has provided convenient hometown healthcare for years, but that may no longer be the case for thousands insured by Coventry Care.

ARH officials find themselves in a "Patient Predicament."

A lawsuit filed by ARH is seeking millions of unpaid claims by Coventry Care, but Coverntry Care is not going down without a fight

In a letter written to ARH, CEO Timothy Nolan representing Conventry, calls ARH's lawsuit quote "counter-productive and a waste of resources"

Nolan goes as far as calling the lawsuit "baseless."

Those insured by Coventry would have to travel long distances to get treatment.

ARH CFO Joe Grossman says patients with Coventry make up 10 to 12% of the services ARH provides and less patients means less money

CEO Jerry Haynes said staff cuts could be possible, “So we're looking at reductions of staff that will affect at least 300-400.”

The livelihood of hundreds of workers, the healthcare of thousands of patients will soon be determined.

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