If a deal had not been reached, members of United and its subsidiary Oxford Health Plans, would have faced higher charges when seeking care at one of CityMD’s locations. A letter dated Nov. 26 warned members that they might need to seek out other providers.
“Utilizing an out-of-network provider may result in higher costs for you,” United wrote.
CityMD has more than 120 locations in New York, New Jersey and Washington. In Manhattan, the urgent-care chain dots the map like subway stops, with 22 clinics. Private-equity firm Warburg Pincus acquired a majority stake in CityMD for an undisclosed price in 2017.