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The Care You Deserve Amidst the Mount Sinai Contract Dispute

By William Samson, MD, FACS

Even in the most streamlined industries, uncertainty can strike. When healthcare is impacted, many hurdles can arise for New Yorkers, disrupting the usual course of patient care and halting future appointments. Sounds frustrating, doesn’t it? Well, this is actually taking place as we type these words.

Currently, Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford insurance companies find themselves in the midst of a contract dispute, causing a hiatus in surgeries for patients in New York under certain insurance plans. While uncertainty looms, our premier practice is here to remind you that we are on your team. Dr. William Samson is aware of the intricate details of this dispute and is ready not only as a skilled plastic surgeon but also as a beacon of resolution, offering alternative solutions, particularly in the world of Breast Reduction and Breast Reconstruction. No one should have to wait or be denied the necessary treatments they have worked so hard to be close to receiving, mentally and physically.

Perhaps even you, while reading this article, are impacted by this dispute. Or maybe you’re curious about what road to take for your next procedure now that this dispute has taken place. If so, let’s delve into the nuances of the contract dispute together through the combination of Dr. Samson’s background and the distinct advantages that our practice brings to those seeking renewal during this confusing period. 

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Hard Facts of the Dispute

We’ve laid out some important facts for you to digest about the current situation. These facts will keep you informed, sharp, and in tune with this dispute. All the information that you can gather can help make a difference in moving forward and is highly critical at this time. 

  • This negotiation only affects the deal with Mount Sinai’s hospitals for both employer-sponsored and individual commercial plans, which includes the Oxford Health Plan.
  • If you’re enrolled in UnitedHealthcare fully insured commercial plans, you can still access all of Mount Sinai’s hospitals until Feb. 29, 2024, thanks to New York’s cooling-off requirements.
  • For those enrolled in non-Oxford ASO (self-insured) commercial plans, network access is limited to Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens until Feb. 29, 2024.
  • Unfortunately, if you’re on level-funded plans, there’s no cooling-off period, and all Mt Sinai facilities are out of network starting from 1/1/24.
  • Mount Sinai’s physicians will remain in our network for employer-sponsored and individual commercial plans, including Oxford. No impact on them for now.
  • Remember, this negotiation only affects the connection with Mount Sinai for employer-sponsored and individual commercial plans, including Oxford. All other active contracts, such as Medicare Advantage and the Empire Plan, stay as they are with no changes.

Contract Dispute, A Halt for Surgical Paths

The contract dispute between Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford insurance companies has left many patients in a state of uncertainty. With a hold on surgeries for those under these insurance plans, individuals find themselves facing an unexpected roadblock in their medical journeys. This is where Dr. Samson steps forward, ready to offer a solution to those left in between. 

In response to the contract dispute in New York, Dr. Samson is passionate about demonstrating a commitment to patient well-being that goes beyond normal Doctors. His capabilities extend to his settings and provide patients with viable alternatives to the procedures they need, such as Breast Reconstruction and Breast Reduction. Our goal is clear: to alleviate the stress and uncertainty imposed by the contract dispute and guide patients toward a path of completion and renewal.

Dr. William Samson: A Devotion for Healing

Dr. Samson’s journey into the world of medicine and plastic surgery is rooted in a profound passion for healing. During his undergraduate years at Tufts University, his interest in cancer research ignited a desire to make a difference in the lives of those facing health challenges. This passion led him to The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, where he engaged in groundbreaking research in the Department of Tumor Immunology. Dr. Samson’s dedication to healing became evident long before he stepped into the realm of plastic surgery. You can see why he is adamant about the care and procedures people want and need, especially during disputes like this one. 

Bridging Science and Artistry in New York

As Dr. Samson transitioned to medical school, his commitment to both scientific precision and artistic finesse became the hallmark of his approach. Specializing in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he seamlessly bridges the gap between the professional intricacies of surgery and the delicate artistry required for plastic surgery. Dr. Samson’s unique blend of science and art in New York positions him not just as a surgeon but as a sculptor of confidence and renewal.

Ambulatory Surgery Settings and Other Hospitals in NYC

Dr. Samson distinguishes himself as a versatile practitioner with the ability to conduct surgeries not only at Mount Sinai but also in ambulatory surgery settings and various hospitals across New York City. This flexibility becomes a valuable resource, especially for patients affected by the ongoing contract dispute between Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford insurance companies. 

As the hold on surgeries persists, there is a need for alternative providers, and Dr. Samson aims to step into that role for New York patients. The focus on plastic surgery, particularly honing in on Breast Reductions and Breast Reconstruction, reflects a commitment to addressing the specific needs of individuals covered by UHC and Oxford plans. By capitalizing on Dr. Samson’s expertise and offering solutions in these specialized areas, our objective is to provide a backup plan to patients seeking alternative avenues for their surgical needs during this challenging period.

Breast Reduction: A Personalized Journey to Comfort during Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford Dispute

One significant advantage of choosing Dr. Samson’s services during this challenging time is his expertise in Breast Reduction. Beyond being a surgical procedure, Breast Reduction is a personalized journey toward physical and emotional comfort. Breast Reduction is typically performed to help address certain medical issues, such as alleviating unpleasant or painful symptoms caused by having disproportionately large breasts. Enlarged breasts, or breast hypertrophy, may be developmental in nature, having been present from an early age.

Additionally, if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts for aesthetic reasons, this could be a life-changing and confidence-inspiring procedure. Dr. Samson’s approach to Breast Reduction in New York involves solutions tailored to individual needs, ensuring that patients not only undergo surgery but embark on a path to long-term well-being. 

The last thing anyone wants to think about during this trying time is a contract dispute. From initial consultations to post-surgery care, Dr. Samson’s approach in New York ensures that patients feel informed and empowered at every step of the journey. Simply click here to learn more and explore the emotional and psychological aspects of Breast Reduction. 

Breast Reconstruction: A Step Towards Renewal during Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford Dispute.

For those considering Breast Reconstruction during the Dispute, Dr. Samson offers more than just physical restoration—he presents a journey of renewal. Breast reconstruction is not merely about rebuilding; it’s about regaining a sense of self and confidence. Breast Reconstruction also generally falls into two categories: implant-based reconstruction or flap reconstruction, also called autologous reconstruction. Implant Reconstruction relies on breast implants to help form a new breast mound while Flap Reconstruction uses the patient’s tissue from another part of the body to form a new breast. Click here to learn more and explore the emotional aspects of Breast Reconstruction, and more about the transformative power of Dr. Samson’s surgical artistry in this space. 

Crafting Solutions: Dr. Samson’s Signature Approach

Dr. Samson’s affiliations with various hospitals across New York City underscore his commitment to providing accessible and comprehensive care. With an expansive network of hospitals and his very own practice here in New York City, Dr. Samson can perform surgeries, ensuring that patients have options tailored to their preferences and needs. Dr. Samson’s dedication to delivering solutions in diverse healthcare environments is a top priority during the Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford.

A Guiding Voice During a Time of Dispute:

In this time of dispute, it’s important to remember some key milestones. Dr. Samson has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and has written extensively on topics including microvascular reconstructive surgery and aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He has wide clinical interests and particularly enjoys merging his aesthetic eye and reconstructive surgery skills to tackle complex revision aesthetic breast surgery cases. 

This is why he is so vocal about this healthcare dispute and offers a path of reason for those in search of care. Beyond this blog, we are here to answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to call us at any time at 646-956-3493. A friendly professional from our team is available to offer guidance and advice when needed. 

In the most simple sense, Dr. Samson and our practice are here for you—in New York City, we take care of each other, it’s what we do, and it’s what we are doing in the case of this healthcare hurdle with Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford insurance. 

Charting a Course Forward during Mount Sinai Hospital and United Healthcare/Oxford Dispute.

As we navigate the uncharted waters of this contract dispute, think of Dr. William Samson as a guiding force, offering not just surgical expertise but a pathway to renewal. We aim for our patients in New York to explore the possibilities with us, find solace in creative solutions, and embark on a journey toward confidence with the procedures you need now, not later.

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Dr. Samson is amazing! I lost about 100 pounds and over the past year he has performed 3 surgical procedures to remove excess skin and transform my body!

– Lisa

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I opted to have a breast reduction 5 months ago with Dr. Samson and I must say the results and experience have been amazing.

– Moniefia

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Dr. Samson and his team treat patients with deep respect, thoughtfulness, honesty, attention to detail and great skill, all combined leading to excellent results.

– Phoebe





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