Prior Authorization and Notification

A Better Way to Do Your Work

Use the Prior Authorization and Notification tool to check prior authorization requirements, submit new medical prior authorizations and inpatient admission notifications, check the status of a request, and submit case updates such as uploading required clinical documentation.

Benefits and Features

  • Determine if notification or prior authorization is required using just the procedure code and plan type, or based on a patient’s plan and detailed case information
  • Submit a new request for medical prior authorization or to notify UnitedHealthcare of an inpatient admission
  • Check the status or update a previously submitted request for prior authorization or notification using the reference number or member or provider information
  • Upload clinical notes or attach medical records and images to a request
  • Provide pertinent clinical information as requested at the time of your initial submission, which may allow for quicker decisions and improved efficiency for online submissions

We provide a full range of resources including instructor-led training sessions.

If you’re new to the Prior Authorization and Notification Tool, here are some resources to help get you started:

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Not Registered for Link?

In order to access secure content on UHCprovider.com to submit claims, verify eligibility or to check for prior authorization requirements, you’ll need to create an Optum ID. 

Need Help?

If you need technical help, please email or call our Help Desk at 866-842-3278, option 1. Representatives are available Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Central Time.