Gastro Docs Demand United Reverse Prior Auth Changes Set For June 1

By Amy Lotven / May 23, 2023 at 4:34 PM
Gastroenterologists are urging UnitedHealthcare to scrap its plan to require prior authorization for several scoping procedures starting June 1, arguing that the move will disrupt care, add burdens to practices and impact patient access at a time when stakeholders are otherwise working to ensure people are catching up on screenings missed during the pandemic. The providers also argue that, despite United’s assurances that the policy doesn’t affect screening colonoscopies, the requirements will chill access to preventive care that must be...

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