The UnitedHealthcare Reimbursement Policies are generally based on national reimbursement determinations, along with state government program reimbursement policies and requirements.
Please note that where a specific conflict between a provision of a contract between UnitedHealthcare and an applicable state program a provider contracts or state/federal regulations, such contract/regulation, will supersede these reimbursement policies.
Commercial Reimbursement Policies Terms and Conditions
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT THIS REIMBURSEMENT POLICY
You are responsible for submission of accurate claims requests. This reimbursement policy is intended to ensure that you are reimbursed based on the code that correctly describes the procedure performed. This and other UnitedHealthcare reimbursement policies may use CPT, CMS or other coding methodologies from time to time. References to CPT or other sources are for definitional purposes only and do not imply any right to reimbursement. This reimbursement policy applies to all professionals who deliver health care services. Coding methodology, industry-standard reimbursement logic, regulatory requirements, benefits design and other factors are considered in developing reimbursement policy.
This information is intended to serve only as a general reference resource regarding UnitedHealthcare’s reimbursement policy for the services described and is not intended to address every aspect of a reimbursement situation. Accordingly, UnitedHealthcare may use reasonable discretion interpreting and applying this policy to services being delivered in a particular case. Further, the policy does not cover all issues related to reimbursement for services rendered to UnitedHealthcare enrollees as legislative mandates, the physician or other provider contract documents, the enrollee’s benefit coverage documents, and the Physician Manual all may supplement or, in some cases, supercede this policy. Finally, this policy may not be implemented in exactly the same way on the different electronic claim processing systems used by UnitedHealthcare due to programming or other constraints; however, UnitedHealthcare strives to minimize these variations.
UnitedHealthcare may modify this reimbursement policy from time to time by publishing a new version of the policy on this Website; however, the information presented in this policy is believed to be accurate and current as of the date of publication.
UnitedHealthcare uses a customized version of the Ingenix Claims Editing System known as iCES Clearinghouse (v 2.5.1) and Claims Editing System (CES) to process claims in accordance with UnitedHealthcare reimbursement policies.
Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Health plan coverage provided by UnitedHealthcare of Arizona, Inc., UHC of California DBA UnitedHealthcare of California, UnitedHealthcare Benefits Plan of California, UnitedHealthcare of Colorado, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of the Mid-Atlantic, Inc., MAMSI Life and Health Insurance Company, UnitedHealthcare of New York, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company of New York, UnitedHealthcare of Oklahoma, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Oregon, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Texas, Inc., UnitedHealthcare Benefits of Texas, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Utah, Inc., UnitedHealthcare of Washington, Inc., Optimum Choice, Inc., Oxford Health Insurance, Inc., Oxford Health Plans (NJ), Oxford Health Plans (CT), Inc., All Savers Insurance Company, Tufts Health Freedom Insurance Company or other affiliates. Administrative services provided by OptumHealth Care Solutions, LLC, OptumRx, Oxford Health Plans LLC, United HealthCare Services, Inc., Tufts Health Freedom Plans Inc., or other affiliates. Behavioral health products provided by U.S. Behavioral Health Plan, California (USBHPC), United Behavioral Health (UBH), or its affiliates.
The Health Care Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code S2900 (Surgical techniques requiring use of robotic surgical system (list separately in addition to code for primary procedure)) describes a computer-aided tool used in performing a specific surgical procedure. UnitedHealthcare considers S2900 not separately reimbursable.,
UnitedHealthcare Reimbursement Policies are intended to serve only as a general reference resource for the services described. They are not intended to address every aspect of a reimbursement situation.
For questions, please contact your local Network Management representative or call the Provider Services number on the back of the member’s ID card.