January 01, 2023

Know more about NexusACO plans

Starting Jan. 1, 2023, more members will have access to the UnitedHealthcare NexusACO® plans. Here’s some information about NexusACO to help as you care for these members.

Tiered benefits

UnitedHealthcare NexusACO is a commercial tiered benefit plan designed to encourage members to seek care from Tier 1 health care professionals. Tier 1 includes featured Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in selected geographic areas and UnitedHealth Premium® Care Physicians in areas around the country where an ACO is not featured.

Learn more about UnitedHealthcare NexusACO.

Because members may have a higher level of benefits when they see Tier 1 providers, we encourage primary care providers (PCPs) to refer members to Tier 1 specialists. Tier 1 providers are identified in the UnitedHealthcare Provider Directory with the Tier 1 symbol.

NexusACO features

There are 2 types of NexusACO benefit plans:

  • NexusACO R plans require referrals
  • NexusACO OA plans do not require referrals

For both NexusACO plans:


If you have questions, please contact your UnitedHealthcare provider advocate.

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