Effective Jan. 1, 2023, UnitedHealthcare Oxford plans in New York and New Jersey will offer newly enhanced General UnitedHealthcare Plan Directory searches and automated portions of the prior authorization process. Here are the details:
Portions of the prior authorization process will also be automated. When completing prior authorizations online, you can expect the following:
Note: Prior authorization is not required for procedures performed in an emergency room, observation unit, urgent care center or during an inpatient stay.
The upgraded service will allow you to quickly locate free-standing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) imaging centers.
If you perform advanced imaging studies, you must obtain accreditation from one of the following agencies:
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For more information about imaging policies or accreditation for Oxford plans, please see the 2022 UnitedHealthcare Care Provider Administrative Guide. If you have additional questions, see our Frequently asked questions.