Despite Last Minute Change, UnitedHealthcare’s Policy for Virtually All Colonoscopies and Endoscopies Lays Groundwork for Delays, Disruptions, and Denials of Life-saving Services

Hours before going into effect today, UnitedHealthcare rightly stopped its draconian prior authorization policy that would have forced its 27.4 million commercial beneficiaries to wait for time-sensitive endoscopy services, increasing the risk of disease progression, deferred care, and cancers going undetected However, the temporary patch UHC has imposed instead lays the groundwork for prior authorization … Read more

UHC offers to trade GI prior auth for a poorly defined alternative

NORTH BETHESDA, Md. and BETHESDA, Md. and DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., May 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — After weeks of being questioned by patients and GI providers about a new prior authorization policy planned to go into effect June 1, UnitedHealthcare requested a meeting today with the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association and American Society … Read more