September 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM CT

UnitedHealth Premium program, Version 14 update

We have identified a required update to the UnitedHealth Premium® program analytics. As we process this update, evaluation details on the Premium website are unavailable. We will send you a notification when the update is complete. This notification will include effective and reconsideration due dates, as well as information on how to access your updated evaluation details. Your Version 13 designation will remain in effect until your Version 14 effective date.

If you previously submitted a Version 14 reconsideration, we will apply all applicable requests to your updated evaluation details. After the update, you will have access to any entered, but not submitted, reconsideration requests should you want to submit them.

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UnitedHealth Premium® Program

Premium Program Methodology

Premium Program 2021 Updates

In July 2021, the Premium program will notify physicians and groups when the updated physician designation details are available. In September 2021, members and consumers will see the updated designations in our care provider directories.

For this release, the Premium program uses claims submitted and processed for dates of service prior to the President’s proclamation declaring the COVID-19 national public health emergency.

When you receive your evaluation notification, sign in to to view Version 14 designation details for physicians or groups in the Premium program. The UnitedHealth Premium program provides physician designations based on quality and cost-efficiency criteria to help members make more informed choices about their medical care.

Physicians may also use these designations when referring patients to other physicians. In markets where tiered benefit plans are available, employers may choose to offer their employees a tiered benefit plan with a lower member cost share for using Premium Care Physicians.

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The UnitedHealth Premium reconsideration process allows physicians to request a correction or change to certain quality and/or cost-efficiency information included in their Premium evaluation. If the COVID-19 national public health emergency has affected the amount of time you need to review and request reconsideration of your results, please contact us for an extension to your reconsideration due date.

For more information on requesting reconsideration, please click here