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Recent News

Redirect messages for Bind added to the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal

In order to check information, health care professionals must visit the UnitedHealthcare Shared Services (UHSS) Provider Portal at UHSS.UMR.com — not the UnitedHealthcare Provider Portal.

Genetic prior authorization waiver has expired

The penalty waiver for genetic testing prior authorization requests has expired. Ordering providers must request prior authorization using the Prior Authorization and Notification platform.

Get paid faster for lab claims

Speed up CLIA claims processing with Smart Edits

UnitedHealthcare Provider updates and news

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12/2021: Medical Policy Update Bulletins: December 2021

Medical policy updates for December 2021 for the following plans: Medicare, Medicaid, Exchanges, and commercial.