October 01, 2022

Updated environmental allergen immunotherapy policy

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, we will no longer cover home and self-administered subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy. This will apply to all UnitedHealthcare commercial plan members, and we’ll update the environmental allergen immunotherapy medical policy to reflect this change.

Reason for the policy update

We recently reviewed the home-and self-administered subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy and we’ve determined that home-and self-administered subcutaneous allergen immunotherapy is not medically necessary because the safety and effectiveness of this therapy hasn’t been established.

What this means for you

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, there will only be coverage for claims with serum mixtures of environmental allergen immunotherapy, with CPT® codes 95165 or 95199, when they’re prepared and administered in a clinician’s office under the supervision of a trained medical professional as outlined in the medical policy.  

Learn more

You can view the updated medical policy on Jan. 1, 2023, by visiting and searching for “environmental allergen immunotherapy.” 

We’re here to help

If you have questions, please contact us

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