United Healthcare - Prior Authorization Program Changes for COVID-19

January 13, 2022

This announcement is applicable to all in-network hospitals and skilled nursing facilities(SNFs) in Michigan statewide

Due to the persistence of COVID-19 cases in your area, UnitedHealthcare is extending and expanding the temporary program provisions outlined below. This information and dedicated support resources are being communicated directly to you as one of the impacted hospitals or facilities.

  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and Individual and Group Market health plans:The temporary program suspensions are extended to until Jan. 21, 2022  (They were set to expire on Jan. 7, 2022.)
  • NEW – UnitedHealthcare Individual and Family health plans (formerly known as Individual Exchange): We are expanding the temporary program provisions noted below to UnitedHealthcare Individual and Family health plans,effective Jan. 1, 2022 until Jan. 21, 2022

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