Courtesy UCLA Website
Courtesy UCLA Website

UCLA Medical Group/UCLA Medical Group Santa Monica Bay Physicians will no longer be an in-network provider for UnitedHealthcare  beginning January 1, 2017.

UCLA’s list of plans they take, on THEIR website

Please note members who currently have Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) at this medical group can select a new in-network provider group and Primary Care Physician (PCP) during the upcoming Annual Enrollment Period (AEP).

These changes to our Medicare Advantage (MA) network will not affect members of UnitedHealthcare MA plans in California

***This is a little confusing… Here’s a response from UHC…  Hello. As of 1/1/2017, UCLA will no longer be in our MAPD network.

including AARP® Medicare Complete Plan 2 (H0543-151) or members in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance plans.

Options for members

  • Members can switch to Plan 2 (H0543-151) with Healthcare Partners and its affiliates Physicians Associates/HCP, Health Care
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    Partners/Talbert and Magan Medical Clinic, which has richer benefits than the previous plan.

  • UnitedHealthcare has a variety of provider options still in-network in the Los Angeles area (including, but not limited to) Access Medical Group and Access Santa Monica IPA, Healthcare Partners and Healthcare Partners Physicians Associates, and Providence Medical Group, and many more. These groups are available through AARP® Medicare Complete Plan 1 (H0543-001).
  • Members interested in continuing to see UCLA Medical Group/UCLA Santa Monica Bay Physicians PCPs can also choose to enroll in a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Supplement Insurance plan during AEP*.


Click here to shop all available plans.
We won’t be your agent, but we do get a finders fee.

Check out other Medicare Advantage plans that we offer

AARP – Secure Horizons



Medi-Gap – Supplemental

AARP – Medi-Gap – Supplemental


*Members must have a valid election period to disenroll from their MA or MAPD plans such as AEP or the MA Disenrollment Period from January 1 through February 14.


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11 comments on “UCLA no longer in Network

  1. I am 70 years, one eye completely blind,

    I was with AARP, till last December 2016,, but Beginning January 1, 2017 , they have dis enrolled me.

    I make $855. From SSI Supplemental Security Income – Benefits and my husband who is enrolled with Kaiser gets $1045. Per month

    This January I went to see my doctor and was surprised to be billed $495. Which is the 20 % That I need to pay….

    Is there any place I can enroll for membership.

    I’ll appreciate any advice


    • You have Medi-Cal don’t you as it’s automatic with SSI, right? So, that would allow Medi-Cal to pay the 20% wouldn’t it?

      That might give you issues with Medi-Medi where Medi-Cal enrolls you in a Medicare Advantage plan themselves, but there are ways to get out of it.

      If you do have Medi-Cal, that allows you to enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan throughout the year, not just during Open Enrollment.

      So, the questions are:

      What Medicare Advantage plan did you want to enroll in?
      …It appears SCAN is the only plan UCLA takes from looking at their website. I don’t represent SCAN, but do get a referral fee if you enroll using this link.

      Did you submit the bill to Medi-Cal?

      Is UCLA a Medi-Cal provider?

  2. Hello,

    thank you for all the useful PDF s you have posted on the internet.

    Can you help me with a situation that involves UCLA medical Group not renewing their contract with AARP?

    Do you know if and where there is real managed care?

    Patients like myself have a very difficult time receiving it if one has multiple chronic serious medical conditions. As you become more frail it becomes impossible to advocate for yourself.
    I have been at UCLA for a long time. They are no longer in the health care business, they are in the insurance business.
    They are loosing the good doctors.

    Please advise.
    It would be very appreciated.

    Thank you,


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