Policy and protocol updates

December 2021 edition

This publication (previously known as Network Bulletin) features important protocol and policy updates. You’ll find 30, 60 and 90-day notices and more.


Featured national updates

Medical policy update: December 2021

Commercial | Community Plan | Exchange | Medicare 

Medical policy updates for December 2021 for the following plans: Medicare, Medicaid, Exchanges, and commercial.

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Reimbursement Policy Update Bulletins: December 2021

Commercial | Community Plan | Exchange | Medicare 

You can review the details on December's reimbursement policy updates through the commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and Exchange plan bulletins.

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Specialty Medical Injectable Drug Program updates: December 2021

Commercial | Community Plan | Exchange | Medicare 

Specialty Medical Drug Program updates for UnitedHealthcare Commercial, Community Plan, Medicare Advantage, and Value & Balance Exchange plans for December 2021.

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Banner: Stay informed about COVID-19

Policy, drug and Protocol changes contained herein are effective and enforceable as of the dates indicated, pending notice from UnitedHealthcare to the contrary. Changes to these effective dates or updates to our business practices and policies as a result of COVID-19 will prevail and be posted on our care provider website as quickly as possible.  As with any public health issue, we are working with and following guidance and protocols issued by federal, state, and local health authorities. You can find the latest UnitedHealthcare COVID-19 related resources at UHCprovider.com/covid19.

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