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UHC updates policy guidance

April 9, 2020HME News Staff

MINNETONKA, Minn. - UnitedHealthCare has released new guidance for HME providers as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, according to AAHomecare. The new guidance, posted on its website, applies to Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and individual and group market health plan members, for dates of delivery from March 31, 2020-May 31, 2020. Changes include: For all COVID-19 discharges to home-based care requiring a respiratory assist device or a ventilator, the vendor can deliver on notification only...

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CPAP denials done in error, UnitedHealthcare says

May 15, 2019HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Recent confusion about whether or not UnitedHealthcare would pay for certain CPAP supplies was the result of a systems error, says the payer. Providers in April received letters stating the insurer would not pay for “essential” supplies during the rental period for a CPAP device. “We have not made any changes to our reimbursement policy for CPAP/PAP supplies,” said Tracey Lempner, director of communications.“We did discover that a CPAP code was incorrectly...

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Claim denials in error, says UnitedHealthcare

May 3, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

Editor's note: This story has been updated.MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Recent confusion about whether UnitedHealthcare would pay for certain CPAP supplies was the result of a systems error, says the payer.Providers in April received letters stating the insurer would not pay for “essential” supplies during the rental period for a CPAP device.“We have not made any changes to our reimbursement policy for CPAP/PAP supplies,” said Tracey Lempner, director of communications. “We...

aahomecare, CPAP supplies, UnitedHealthcare


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Insulin pump decision could have chilling effect

May 27, 2016Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - UnitedHealthcare's recent decision to only cover insulin pumps provided by Medtronic is bad news all around, say industry stakeholders.In May, the insurance giant announced it had inked an agreement with the medical device maker to serve as exclusive provider of insulin pumps to its members.“To take away beneficiary choice over economics is not a good thing,” said Dan Gooch, owner of Pal-Med in Columbia, S.C., which offers pumps from Medtronic, Animas and Tandem. “I...

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Study: Diabetes Health Plan offers reduced costs

February 6, 2013HME News Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - A two-year study from UnitedHealthcare found that Diabetes Health Plan (DHP) participants saw reduced costs compared to that of a control group, according to a press release. The study followed 620 people with diabetes for two years, examined their compliance with six key diabetes testing requirements, and found that healthcare costs for DHP patients rose at a 4% slower pace than that of the control group. In addition, the study found that disease management was more effective...

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NSM, Groton's help make donation possible

February 4, 2013HME News Staff

MYSTIC, Conn. - National Seating and Mobility (NSM) and Groton's Fort Hill Pharmacy helped to donate 12 new wheelchairs to Mystic Aquarium, according to an article from theday.com, an online news source in Connecticut. NSM and Groton's provided the wheelchairs, worth more than $25,000, at more than 50% off retail to UnitedHealthcare, which donated them to the aquarium, the article said. The aquarium plans to make the wheelchairs (six standard, four heavy-duty, one standard electric, and one heavy-duty...

Groton's Fort Hill Pharmacy, Mystic Aquarium, National Seating and Mobility, UnitedHealthcare


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