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Lenox Hill Wins Queens Medicare Contract

Just when you thought Lenox Hill Hospital had dropped out of Queens’ health care future the East Side facility announced last week it has a new role here in the borough.
Doug Chaet, president of Lenox Hills’ Health Care Network, reported it signed a contract with Oxford Health Plan, the HMO (health maintenance network) provider to supply care for an estimated 6,000 to 7,000 Queens Medicare patients.
Chaet said Lenox Hill will share that Medicare role with North Shore Long
Island Hospital Network. It is currently negotiating with two Queens hospitals, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center which was left in the lurch when Lenox Hill pulled out of the plan to rescue Flushing Hospital, and Parkway Hospital.
"We have signed up about 30 primary care physicians so far and hope to add the balance before our contract date for service on May 1," Chaet said.
He said Lenox Hill will be seeking medial specialists once it has signed on the primary care physicians.

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