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It is not a substitute for a medical exam and direct advice from your physician.

To Our Patients with Neighborhood Health Plan of RI insurance purchased through the HealthSource RI exchange

 

Drs. Concannon & Vitale no longer accepts Neighborhood Health Plan of RI insurance. If you DO NOT have RIteCare obtained under RI Medical Assistance, but rather pay for your insurance through the HealthSource RI exchange under the ACA (ObamaCare), or obtain Neighborhood through your small employer, this letter applies to you and your family.

 

So that we may act as your pediatricians, we request that you consider changing over your health insurance plan. There will be other clinics and medical providers that will be accepting Neighborhood Health Plan of RI should you decide to choose that insurance.  On the other hand, should you desire to receive medical care for your child from Drs. Concannon & Vitale you will need to choose or change the health insurance company for your family to Blue Cross of RI.


If you buy the insurance directly through HealthSource RI you need to do this change yourself by visiting HealthSourceRI.com or you can call them at 855-840-4774.
  There may be a limited window of open enrollment when you can make this change, so visit or call nowCertain life changes can also qualify you to switch your health coverage at any time from Neighborhood Health Plan of RI to Blue Cross.

 
There may be a somewhat higher cost to you with this switch, but many medical practices like ours cannot adhere to what we feel are highly unfair policies imposed on us by Neighborhood Health Plan of RI.


If you obtain Neighborhood Health Plan of RI insurance through your small business employer, you will need to speak with your boss or human resources department about the option to switch to Blue Cross of RI.


HealthSourceRI and Blue Cross will accept your transfer request as soon as possible. Your family would still be eligible for medical service (but by medical providers other than us) under the previous Neighborhood Health Plan of RI until the switch-over occurs.  Should you encounter any push-back by Neighborhood Health Plan of RI regarding your right to change, please call HealthSource RI at 855-840-4774.
You will need to provide the Neighborhood ID and/or Social Security numbers for each of your family members. Let them know that you have Neighborhood purchased through HealthSourceRI and want to switch to Blue Cross of RI, or that you are newly eligible for insurance through HealthSourceRI and want to select Blue Cross insurance. We recommend you send all paperwork by way of registered mail so items do not get 'lost'.  Please also let us know should you experience problems.

 

Blue Cross of RI is a company with an excellent reputation for patient and customer service. Know that Blue Cross of RI insurance is accepted by all of our covering doctors, and by the vast majority of pediatric specialists. It is also accepted by most all adult medical providers that also accept Neighborhood Health Plan of RI. To check as to whether all your family’s doctors accept Blue Cross of RI call HealthSource RI at 855-840-4774 or click the link:

             http://findadoctor.bcbsri.com/

 

Thank you for your cooperation, and for trusting us with the health care of your children.

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If you obtain Neighborhood insurance through RI Medical Assistance (RIteCare or RIteShare) click here.

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