Texas Prior Authorization Update

Currently, for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans that have delegated arrangements with medical groups and independent practice associations (IPAs), the delegate’s protocols must be followed for prior authorizations.

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, this will include Texas Medicare Advantage plans, with the exception of Medicare Advantage Group Retiree plan H2001, where prior authorizations are submitted to WellMed, as directed on the member’s ID card, and contact information can be found at wellmedhealthcare.com.