February 16, 2023

Home health review prior authorization updates

Prior authorization no longer required for UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs plans

As of Feb. 1, 2023, prior authorization is not required for home health services for UnitedHealthcare Dual Special Needs Plans members. This change applies to members enrolled in D-SNP plans in the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah 
  • Wisconsin 

We will continue to require prior authorization from naviHealth for UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage plan members who receive home health services in the states mentioned above. 


If you have questions about the prior authorization submission process, email

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