Mount Kisco Medical Group Participates in NY Senate Roundtable Discussion on the Demise of Health Republic and Preparing for the Future

MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Senate Standing Committee on Health and Insurance held a roundtable
discussion on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Capitol in Albany, New
York to discuss and examine issues relating to Health Republic’s recent
demise and the State’s response to financially fragile insurers. Dr.
Scott D. Hayworth, President and CEO of Mount Kisco Medical
Group (MKMG), was one of a select few experts from around the state
invited to participate in the roundtable discussions.

MKMG is a multi-specialty medical group that provides the highest
quality medical care in 40 different
locations
 throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia and
Ulster counties. The group has actively participated in New York State’s
Exchange programs and the national Affordable Care Act.

MKMG has over 13,000 patients with Health Republic coverage,
representing over 6% of Health Republic’s membership. “With this level
of membership, we have calculated that we will lose millions of dollars
in revenue for services provided to Health Republic patients,” said Dr.
Scott D. Hayworth. “Insurance reimbursements from Health Republic are
lost not only for doctor visits, but also for surgeries, supplies,
vaccines and chemotherapies. Our physicians feel very frustrated and
are concerned that other insurers might also fail, creating further
instability in the market. Furthermore, recruitment of quality primary
care physicians in New York State has become increasingly challenging.
The failure of this plan as part of the NYS Exchange program seriously
impedes the recruitment of the finest physicians to our state. New
York State must secure funding to compensate providers for services
delivered in good faith.”

“Health Republic’s failure has impacted over 215,000 enrollees and
countless providers. I firmly believe New York State has an obligation
to ensure that health care providers are compensated for their services
which ultimately leads to better health care for all,” said Senator
Terrence Murphy.

About The Mount Kisco Medical Group:

The Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG) is a multi-specialty medical group
that provides the highest quality medical care in 40 different locations
throughout Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia, and Ulster
counties. Founded in 1946, MKMG has grown to over 500 physicians and
health experts representing 40 different medical specialties with major
campuses in Mount Kisco, Carmel, Fishkill, Jefferson Valley, Katonah,
Kingston, Poughkeepsie and Rhinebeck. MKMG is affiliated with world
class organizations: the Massachusetts General Hospital, Mount Sinai
Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. MKMG has
on-site laboratory and radiology services, as well as endoscopy suites
and infusion suites, rendering comprehensive care in one convenient
location. MKMG physicians are frequently recognized as Best Doctors in
respected publications: 90 physicians featured in Westchester Magazine’s
Top Doctors are from MKMG. Additionally, Best Doctors, Inc. awarded 79
MKMG physicians in 2015-2016 Best Doctors in America®
List and 130 MKMG physicians in more than 32 specialties were honored by
Castle Connolly as “Top Doctor”. Visit http://www.mkmg.com
for more information.

Contacts

Media:
Mount Kisco Medical Group
Sonia Young,
914-242-1440
syoung@mkmg.com