UnitedHealthcare Announced Changes That May Affect You

While an initial authorization for physical therapy has always required a plan of care, starting soon, the plan of care must be signed and dated by the referring provider or appropriate specialist.

This policy applies to UHC Commercial benefit plans in all states, as well as, individual exchange benefit plans in all states, except for Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, and New York. The first phase of the plan was rolled out in early April and the second phase will begin on July 1. In addition to the signed plan of care requirement, all treatment session notes must include the “start and stop time in treatment.” See pages 20-23 of the bulletin.

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