UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage to Reduce Payment When Services Provided by an Assistant
UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has announced they will reduce payment when services are provided in whole or in part by a physical therapist assistant or an occupational therapy assistant to UHC Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. In this article, I will answer the following questions: When is the effective date of the payment reduction? What is the payment reduction? Will this payment reduction apply to outpatient therapy claims submitted on a 1500-claim form? Does this policy apply to out-of-network (OON) providers? Will this payment reduction apply to outpatient therapy claims submitted on a UB-04 claim form? Does this policy apply to UnitedHealthcare Commercial plans?