In Billing
Dec 28th, 2017
In August 2017, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) indicated they would no longer reimburse inpatient and outpatient consultation codes, as of Oct. 1, 2017. When the implementation date came, UHC indicated they would delay the consultation services revision until 2018: We previously announced that certain revisions to the Consultation Services Reimbursement Policy would become effective for UnitedHealthcare Co...
Sep 10th, 2012
Ready or not, ICD-10 is happening. Implementation of the expanded diagnosis code set may be two years away, but at least one insurer isn’t letting the grass grow under its feet. UnitedHealthcare is hard at work updating its medical and drug policies and coverage determination guidelines with applicable ICD-10 codes in preparation for the transition ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
If UnitedHealthcare is among your list of payers, you’ll want to take note of several policy updates the insurer says it will implement on or before the fourth quarter of 2012. From prior authorization changes to supply codes no longer separately payable, the July 2012 Network Bulletin is a must-read. Here are the highlights: Notification ...
In Billing
Mar 16th, 2012
UnitedHealthcare has expanded its coverage of Gardasil®. Effective Feb. 1, 2012, the insurer will cover the HPV4 vaccine for both females and males aged 9-26 years, according to UnitedHealthcare’s March 2012 Network Bulletin. This coverage is based on new recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) in October 2011 for Human Papillomavirus Quadrivalent (Ty...
In Billing
Oct 28th, 2011
Avoid confusion when you open correspondence after Jan. 1. UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is changing its Medicare brands to a single moniker to “facilitate a simpler, more efficient relationship with providers and our members.” UHC’s SecureHorizons, AARP MedicareComplete from SecureHorizons, and Evercare brands are being replaced. New member cards are already reflecting these changes. S...