UnitedHealthcare Temporary Prior Authorization Program Changes-- COVID-19
December 22, 2020
Effective for a time period of Dec 18 through Jan 8, 2021, United Healthcare is
temporarily suspending select prior authorization requirements for in-network hospitals
and in-network Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) nationwide due to an overwhelming
increase in Emergency Department visits, admissions, and transfers.
The temporary prior authorization suspensions apply to UnitedHealthcare Medicare
Advantage, Medicaid, and Individual and Group Market health plan members
nationwide, where UnitedHealthcare has health plans available.