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We provide a full range of training resources including live, instructor-led sessions. Each 30- or 60-minute session concludes with a Q&A discussion. We also have many recorded webinars to choose from, as well as access to CME credit courses. Just browse the list below to find the support you need.

In addition, UHC On Air is United HealthCare’s video driven communication platform that hosts live and on-demand programs.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires all care providers who treat patients in a Special Needs Plan (SNP) to complete annual Model of Care (MOC) training.

  • SNPs are a type of Medicare Advantage plan that operates under CMS’ Model of Care structure to help ensure that the unique health care needs of each SNP member are identified, met and measured.
  • A SNP provides targeted care, improved care coordination and continuity of care to members with special needs.

If you see UnitedHealthcare members who have benefits under Medicare or Medicaid or both, you are probably a SNP care provider.

Please complete this year’s training by Oct. 1, 2018.

The training is a prerecorded 16-minute session available at  

To access the training, you’ll need to enter your Optum ID. If you don’t have an Optum ID, you will need to register for one.

Optum ID Registration
  • Go to home page, click on New User and follow the directions listed. Please allow 24-48 hours for access.
  • If you have trouble with registration, please contact your security administrator. 

If you have questions, please email or call 877-842-3210.

This 30-minute session covers how to register for Link and set up multi-TIN access. It also takes you on a tour of additional features and functions that are relevant to billing companies.

View the Billing Company Quick Reference Guide

This 30-minute session reviews how to submit a CMS 1500 Professional Claim using the Claim Submission tool on Link.

The OptumHealth™ Education website provides access to on-demand webcasts, information on upcoming conferences and registration for other educational programs.

This 30-minute session reviews how to access documents and reports in Document Vault and how to enroll in Paperless Delivery Options, so you can reduce mail.

  • Introduction to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Introduction to the basics of EDI as an electronic solution to exchange and obtain information with us. Learn how it may help you increase productivity and reduce expenses.

Register for the next Introduction to EDI session.

  • Enhancements to EDI Transactions: Improvements to 270/271 eligibility and benefits and 276/277 claims status transactions will enable you to be more productive using EDI.

Register for the next Enhancements to EDI Transactions session.

  • EDI 837 Claims Submission Transactions: Tips on how to submit more claims using EDI and understanding HIPAA and Smart Edits

Register for the next EDI 837 Claims Submission Transactions session.

Need help now? Go to our EDI section for more information and resources.

A 30-minute introduction to the Electronic Payments & Statements (EPS) website. Learn how to view payments, search remittances and print electronic remittance advices.

Need help now? Visit the Electronic Payments & Statements page for more information and resources.

This training discusses why cultural competency and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements are important to care providers, including information on:

Impact of these requirements on care providers

  • Cultural competency overview
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) overview
  • The provider's role in complying with these requirements

This training is available through UHC On Air. 

Care Provider Instructions

  1. Download the Initial Health Assessment Care Provider Training document and Initial Health Assessment Care Provider Training Attestation Form.
  2. Review all the educational topics and links.
  3. Once you complete the training, fill out the attestation form and email it to by October 1, 2018.

UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Initial Health Assessment Requirements

Per California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) Policy Letter 08-003, the Initial Health Assessment (IHA) is a comprehensive assessment that is completed during the member’s initial encounter(s) with a select or assigned primary care physician (PCP), appropriate medical specialist, or non-physician medical provider (Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse Midwives, Physician Assistants and Primary Care Providers in training) and must be documented in the member’s medical record.

The IHA enables the members PCP to assess and manage the acute, chronic and preventive health needs of the member. The IHA must be completed and documented in medical record within 120 calendar days of the member’s enrollment to UnitedHealthcare Community Plan.

Need Help?

If you have questions, please email the Quality Department at

An introduction to Link, your gateway to UnitedHealthcare’s online tools. This 60-minute session introduces two of Link’s most-used tools:

  • eligibilityLink for checking member eligibility and reviewing detailed benefits information.
  • claimsLink lets you check claim status and submit claim reconsideration requests.

Need help now? Go to our eligiblityLink and claimsLink pages for tutorials and quick reference guides.

In this 30-minute session you’ll learn how to register for Link, use the Link Security tool for user ID and password management, and join multiple Tax IDs to one account.

Need help now? Go to our Link Self-Service Tools page for tutorials and quick reference guides.

This 30-minute session reviews the features on the My Practice Profile tool, which lets authorized users view and update the demographic information UnitedHealthcare members see for your practice ‒ including office address, hours, phone, email, contracted plans and more.

Need help now? Go to our My Practice Profile page for more information and resources.

This 30-minute session covers eligibility and benefits, claims status, referrals and other features available from

Prior Authorization and Notification Tools on Link

In this 30-minute session, you’ll learn how to submit prior authorization/notification requests, view requests submitted by others, check status and update requests as needed through the Prior Authorization and Notification Tool in Link. You will also learn how to find prior authorization/notification requirements.  

Need help now? Go to our Prior Authorization and Notification section for more information and resources.

This short, on-demand session reviews the process of submitting a referral online and checking the status of an existing referral. To access the training presentation, please use your Link credentials to sign in to the on-demand session.

We offer a CEU/CME channel on UHC On Air to help support you with continuing education unit (CEU) or continued medical education (CME) credits — at no cost to you.

How It Works

First, follow these steps to access the CEU/CME channel:

  1. Sign in to Link by going to and clicking the Link button in the top right corner.
  2. Select the UHC On Air tool on your Link dashboard, and then choose the CEU/CME Channel to view continuing education programs.

At the completion of each CEU/CME program, you’ll answer a series of questions and and need to achieve a score of 80 percent or higher to earn the educational credit certificate. You can then download the certificate from your UHC On Air profile, and we’ll also automatically email a copy of it to you.

Need Help?  

If you need technical help to access any of our training, please email or call our Help Desk at 866-842-3278, option 3. Representatives are available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Eastern Time.

If you are experiencing technical problems with an application or need immediate assistance, please visit the Technical Support page for contact phone numbers and information.