Area of Expertise is an indicator within our medical directory that displays your unique experience, training and certifications. This indicator helps members identify in-network health care professionals who can best meet their special health care needs. UnitedHealthcare outlines a number of Area of Expertise indicators, ranging from working with hearing impaired populations, to caring for patients living with HIV/AIDS, to specific training in medication-assisted treatment for substance abuse and more.
The Area of Expertise indicators are distinct from a health care professional’s practicing specialty and clinical focus. For instance, an OB/GYN may have a clinical focus in endometriosis and infertility, and also have expertise in working with visually impaired individuals.
We encourage you to add or update your Area of Expertise indicators the next time you review your demographic data.
To review the information in your medical directory profile:
You or a designated representative can self-report an Area of Expertise in 1 of 3 ways:
You can update this indicator(s) in the directory or opt-out of displaying the information in one of three ways:
Information to include with your request
Note: If you want to inactivate or remove an Area of Expertise from your directory, the change must apply to all TINS that you are associated with. We cannot inactivate or remove a designation for a single TIN and leave other TINs unchanged. This is because Area of Expertise information in the directory displays at the provider level, not the group, hospital or facility level.
If you have questions, reach out to your local network management contact. If you’re not sure who your contact is, check this listing to find information by state.