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Last update: December 5, 2023

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Prior Authorization and Notification Resources

Current Policies and Clinical Guidelines

Provider Administrative Manual and Guides

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UHC Provider Services (Claims, Prior Authorization and Eligibility Questions)

Available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday

Prior Authorization
Fax: 844-897-6514

Member Services
800-832-4643, TTY 711 for help accessing member account
Available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday

Multilingual/Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) Services
800-832-4643 (members)
877-610-9785 (providers)
TDD 711
Available 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except state-designated holidays

Available anytime

Optum Behavioral Health
800-888-2998 (toll-free)
Fax 844-897-6514

Dental Services

MARCH Vision Care

Vision Providers: Learn more about becoming a vision provider for Indiana Community Plan members at Join Our MARCH Network

Transportation Services (Arrange Non-emergent transportation 48 hours in advance)
Member Services: 800-832-4643

Pharmacy Services (OptumRX)

Pharmacy Prior Authorization/Notification


Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Advocates by counties served

Dorian Trice HCBS Provider Advocate
Counties Served: State Wide

Medical Provider Advocates by Counties Served (For Medical Providers)

Nneka Nelson, Provider Advocate
Counties Served: Lake, Porter and LaPorte

Lori Reeder, Provider Advocate
(763) 321-3822
Counties Served: St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, DeKalb, Noble, Kosciusko, Marshall, Starke, Jasper, Newton, Benton, White, Pulaski, Fulton, Cass, Carroll, Howard, Miami, Wabash, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Grant, Wells, Adams and Blackford

Karen Cockerham, Provider Advocate
(618) 943-6693
Counties Served: Warren, Tippecanoe, Clinton, Tipton, Madison, Delaware, Jay, Randolph, Henry, Hancock, Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Montgomery, Fountain, Vermillion, Parke, Putnam, Hendricks, Wayne, Union, Fayette, Rush, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan, Owen, Vigo, Franklin, Decatur, Bartholomew, Brown, Monroe and Clay

Kim Berry, Provider Advocate
(612) 395-8106
Counties Served: Sullivan, Greene, Lawrence, Jackson, Jennings, Ripley, Switzerland, Jefferson, Scott, Washington, Orange, Martin, Daviess, Knox, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Crawford, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer, Perry, Harrison, Floyd and Clark

Cincinnati Market
(800) 752-7106
Counties Served: Dearborn and Ohio

Kelly Carpenter
(763) 348-6102

Jen Smith, Director of Provider Market Operations
(952) 406-6498

Behavioral Health Provider Advocates (For Behavioral Health Providers) - Statewide

Belen Stewart, Provider Relations Advocate
(612) 632-5962

David Lauter, Director of Provider Relations
(314) 592-3740

Olivia Smith, Provider Advocate - ABA Therapy (All counties)

Paulette Means, Provider Relations Advocate
(612) 476-6567

Vision Provider Advocates (For Vision Providers) - Statewide

Keisha Brown, Provider Advocate
(952) 202-8696

Cassandra Pattison, Provider Advocate
(210) 474-5592

Dental Provider Advocates (For Dental Providers) - Statewide

Catrice Campbell, Provider Advocate
(763) 283-4522

Kristy L Jachowske, Provider Advocate
(763) 273-9594

Nursing Facility Provider Advocates (For Nursing Facility Providers) - Statewide

Stephen Price, Provider Engagement Manager
(612) 474-7315

Jessie Iden, Provider Engagement Representative
(952) 251-1740

Heather Baecher, Provider Engagement Representative
(763) 348-1262

Amanda Rodenbeck
(763) 348-1435

Thank you for your interest in joining the network for the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana Hoosier Care Connect. In joining our network, you’ll become part of a group of health care professionals and facilities who share our commitment to helping Indiana Hoosier Care Connect members live healthier lives and making the health care system better for everyone.

There are three key phases to joining the network:

  1. Credentialing: The process of reviewing the qualifications and appropriateness of a provider to join the health plan’s network. Credentialing requirements and processes will follow all National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) guidelines.
  2. Contracting/Negotiating: The process of the provider and managed care entity (MCE) formally executing an agreement that outlines reimbursement rates, scope of services, etc. for the provider to deliver medical services. 
  3. Enrollment: The process of loading a contracted and credentialed provider to all MCE internal systems, loading for claims payment and loading to the provider directory (if applicable).

Please review the detailed requirements and instructions, as they do differ based on your medical specialty.

Network participation effective date

UnitedHealthcare has adopted the Indiana Health Coverage Programs (IHCP) health care professional effective date policy as of Jan. 1, 2022. Under this policy, the effective date for all health care professionals and facilities will be the 1st of the month following our receipt of a complete network participation request, regardless of the contract execution date or credentialing completion date. The IHCP’s Network Effective Date Policy does not apply to providers who have a delegation agreement in place with UnitedHealthcare.

  • The network participation receipt date is the date UnitedHealthcare receives your complete network participation request electronically via an online portal or email (if applicable). To be considered complete, all required fields must be completed and all required supporting documentation must be provided.
    • The UnitedHealthcare network effective date must be after the IHCP effective date, as required by the state of Indiana. If you are not enrolled and effective with IHCP prior to submitting a complete participation request to UnitedHealthcare, your effective date will be adjusted to match your ICHP effective date.
  • This applies whether you are being added to an existing contract or if you are a brand-new professional who is not part of an existing contract.
  • In most cases, the effective date will be retroactive back to the first of the month following receipt of the complete network participation request. Health care professionals will not be fully effective until they are credentialed and have a signed contract or contract amendment.
    • If a health care professional is unable to be credentialed, they will not be accepted into our network.
    • If a health care professional and UnitedHealthcare cannot come to terms with a contract, they will not be accepted into our network.

Please note:

  • To be able to render services as a network health care professional, the contract or contract amendment must still be executed by both parties.
  • If services were rendered prior to the effective date, these services may be considered out of network and require authorization.
  • Health care professionals should hold all claims until they receive a welcome letter from UnitedHealthcare that confirms they are effective with the network.
    • UnitedHealthcare and health care professionals are expected to complete all pieces of the network participation process in a timely manner. However, in instances where the network participation process extends for a period longer than the standard timeframe, UnitedHealthcare will not hold health care professionals to the timely filing limit for claims rendered before the network effective date.
  • UnitedHealthcare is currently an open network according to Indiana Office of Medical Policy and Planning (OMPP) requirements. Currently, we do not require an out-of-network authorization for health care professionals to see Hoosier Care Connect members.
  • The IHCP Provider Enrollment webpage has more information about Indiana Hoosier Care Connect network enrollment and credentialing with IHCP managed care entities.


To check the status of your credentialing application, Sign In with your One Healthcare ID. This allows you to access self-service tools or connect to a chat advocate for support. ​Please have the care provider’s full name, Tax ID, and National Provider Identifier (NPI) available.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) established the Medicaid Managed Care Rule to:

  • Promote quality of care
  • Strengthen efforts to reform the delivery of care to individuals covered under Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plans (CHIP)
  • Strengthen program integrity by improving accountability and transparency

Enhance policies related to program integrity With the Medicaid Managed Care Rule, CMS updated the type of information managed care organizations are required to include in their care provider directories.

Visit for current member plan information including sample member ID cards, provider directories, value-added benefits, dental plans, vision plans and more for: 

  • UnitedHealthcare Community and State Hoosier Care Connect

Find a Care Provider:

UHC C&S member ID card for Hoosier Care Connect:

Member Rights and Responsibilities

The Provider Manual features a dedicated section titled "Member Rights and Responsibilities" that emphasizes the entitlements and obligations of members. It covers privacy regulations, access to medical records, amendments to information, accounting of disclosures, and confidential communications. The manual also highlights the rights of Native American members and underscores member responsibilities. Its purpose is to ensure respectful and informed healthcare interactions while safeguarding member information.

If you have questions You may also call Provider Services for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana at 877-610-9785, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

Network Management

Have questions about your contract, demographics or fee schedule?
Please ensure your email includes:

  1. Physician or facility name
  2. Organization Tax ID Number
  3. Contact representative name & telephone number

Northwest Indiana Network Management-Managed by Illinois Network Management
Address: 200 E Randolph St, Ste 5300 Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 1-312-803-5900
Fax Number: 1-888-311-4599

Indiana Network Management-Indianapolis and Fort Wayne
Address: 7440 Woodland Drive, Dept. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278
Contract/Credentialing/Premium Designation Inquiries: Sign In with your One Healthcare ID. This allows you to access self-service tools or connect to a chat advocate for support. ​Please have the care provider’s full name, Tax ID, and National Provider Identifier (NPI) available.
Demographic Changes: 1-877-842-3210

Network Management-Southeast & Southwest
Address: 7440 Woodland Drive, Dept. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278
Contract/Credentialing/Premium Designation Inquiries: Sign In with your One Healthcare ID. This allows you to access self-service tools or connect to a chat advocate for support. ​Please have the care provider’s full name, Tax ID, and National Provider Identifier (NPI) available.
Demographic Changes: 1-877-842-3210

Provider Relations

Physician and Facility Advocate Team
Have questions about claims challenges or educational opportunities?

If you have a claim that remains unresolved after submission of a claim reconsideration, please ensure your email includes:

  1. Physician or facility name
  2. Organization Tax ID Number
  3. Contact representative name & telephone number
  4. Link ticket number (PTPCR # or CM #) or call reference number
  5. Member name
  6. Member ID
  7. Date of service
  8. Charge amount


The best way for primary care providers (PCPs) to view and export the full member roster is using the CommunityCare feature on the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal, which allows you to:  

  • Identify Medicaid recipients who need to have their Medicaid recertification completed and approved by the state in order to remain eligible to receive Medicaid benefits
  • See a complete list of all members, or just members added in the last 30 days
  • Export the roster to Microsoft Excel
  • View most Medicaid and Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNP) members’ plans of care and health assessments
  • Enter plan notes and view notes history (for some plans)
  • Obtain HEDIS information for your member population
  • Access information about members admitted to or discharged from an inpatient facility
  • Access information about members seen in an emergency department

For help using CommunityCare feature on the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal, please see our Quick Reference Guide. If you’re not familiar with UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal, go to

CAHPS and the Health Outcomes Survey: The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS®) survey and the Health Outcomes Survey (HOS) help provide feedback on your patients’ experience with you and with UnitedHealthcare. Learn more about CAHPS and HOS.

Care requirement standards

Office site quality

  • Clean and orderly overall appearance
  • Available handicapped parking
  • Handicapped accessible facility
  • Available adequate waiting room space
  • Adequate exam room(s) for providing member care
  • Privacy in exam room(s)
  • Clearly marked exits
  • Accessible fire extinguishers
  • Post file inspection record in the last year

Access to care requirements


Accessibility standards

Primary care

Urgent/emergent care triage

24 hours/day

Initial appointment well child

Within 1 month of date calling to schedule an appointment

Routine physical exam

3 months

Initial appointment (non-pregnant adult)

3 months

Routine gynecological examination

3 months

New obstetrical patient

Within 1 month of date attempting to schedule an appointment

Non-urgent symptomatic

72 hours

Children with special health care needs

1 month

Specialty care


24 hours


48 hours

Non-urgent symptomatic

4 weeks

Prenatal care

First trimester

Within 14 days of request

Second trimester

Within 7 calendar days of

Third trimester

Within 3 business days of request or
immediately if an emergency


Within 3 business days of request or
immediately if an emergency

Postpartum exam

Between 3 and 8 weeks after delivery

Behavioral care

Outpatient behavioral health exams

Within 14 days of request

Routine/new patient exam

Within 10 days of request

Outpatient treatment

Within 7 days of discharge date

Post-psychiatric inpatient care

Within 7 days of discharge date


PATH: To help identify care opportunities, the UnitedHealthcare PATH program provides specific information for members who are due or overdue for specific services. The PATH Reference Guide outlines quality measurement program specifications and tools to address care opportunities, as well as how to report data and what billing codes to use.

Physician Performance-Based Compensation: This program includes the Patient Care Opportunity Reports (PCOR), the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) program, the Primary Care Physician Incentive (PCPi) program and Quality-Based Physician Incentive Program (QPIP). These provide actionable, patient-specific information to help you deliver the best possible clinical care and help you meet your personal and professional goals.


For questions about quality programs for UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Indiana, email or call the following representatives:

Reporting Fraud, Waste or Abuse to Us

When you report a situation that could be considered fraud, you’re doing your part to help save money for the health care system and prevent personal loss for others. If you suspect another provider or member has committed fraud, waste or abuse, you have a responsibility and a right to report it. 

Taking action and making a report is an important first step. After your report is made, we will work to detect, correct and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the health care system.

Call us at 1-844-359-7736 or visit to report any issues or concerns.  

For more information on the Right Choices Program providers may call 877-610-9785. Providers can refer a member to the Right Choices Program by submitting the referral form via e-mail to or by fax to 888-842-6007. 

UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete® Special Needs Plan

UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete Special Needs Plans (SNP) offer benefits for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. These SNP plans provide benefits beyond Original Medicare, and may include transportation to medical appointments and vision exams. Members must have Medicaid to enroll.

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Information

HIPAA standardized both medical and non-medical codes across the health care industry and under this federal regulation, local medical service codes must now be replaced with the appropriate Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) and CPT-4 codes.

Integrity of Claims, Reports, and Representations to the Government

UnitedHealth Group requires compliance with the requirements of federal and state laws that prohibit the submission of false claims in connection with federal health care programs, including Medicare and Medicaid.


If UHG policies conflict with provisions of a state contract or with state or federal law, the contractual / statutory / regulatory provisions shall prevail. To see updated policy changes, select the Bulletin section at left.