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Effective Nov. 1, UnitedHealthcare will start its online prior authorization/notification program for genetic and molecular testing performed in an outpatient setting for fully insured UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plan members. Providers requesting laboratory testing will be required to complete the prior auth. process as well as indicate the laboratory and test name for specific services.
UnitedHealthcare Expands Prior-Authorization Requirement for Certain Office-Based Procedures Performed in Other Sites of Service
Beginning October 1, UnitedHealthcare will require notification/prior authorization for certain procedures when performed in any setting other than a physician’s office.
New York health insurers are seeking premium rate increases averaging 16.6% in the individual market and 11.5% in the small group market for 2018.
For the first time since 1990, the Illinois Department of Insurance will conduct a broad market examination of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to see how the insurer treats its customers in compliance with consumer protection regulations.
OptumHealth, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, has announced plans to acquire Reliant Medical Group, a physician group out of Massachusetts. The acquisition represents Optum’s first venture into the state’s provider market.
Health insurers in Connecticut have submitted health insurance rate request individual and small group plans in 2018. A total of 10 health insurance companies have made 14 filings on individual and small group plans that provide coverage to approximately 270,000 people in the state. The average rate requests range from 3.6% to 33.8%.
UnitedHealth Group has announced plans to shut down its subsidiary insurance startup which offered unlimited primary and behavioral care at no charge.
Aetna has announced plans completely withdraw from the ACA insurance exchanges for 2018, citing financial losses as the deciding factor, specifically its individual commercial products lost nearly $700 million between 2014 and 2016 and could lose another $200 million this year.