Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Effective for dates of service beginning Sept. 1, 2020, our prior authorization and notification program will include a code related to cardiac ablations for atrial fibrillation for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members. For Iowa, this change will be in effect Nov. 1, 2020.

The following CPT code will require prior authorization: 93656

How to Request Prior Authorization and Notification*

Complete the prior authorization and notification process online or by phone:

  • Online: Go to
  • By Phone: Call 877-842-3210 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time, Monday through Friday.

Questions? Please contact your local Network Management representative or call the Provider Services number on the back of the member’s ID card.


*We’ll contact the requesting care provider and member with our coverage decision within 15 calendar days, or sooner based on regulations. If we deny coverage, we’ll include appeal information in the denial letter. If you don’t complete a prior authorization and notification before performing a procedure, we’ll deny the claim and you won’t be able to bill the member for the services.