Last Updated: May 11, 2020
On May 7, 2020, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announced that it is waiving cost sharing – copays, coinsurance and deductibles – for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan members for all covered office-based professional services performed by both primary care physicians and specialists with dates of service starting May 11, 2020 until at least Sept. 30, 2020.
UHC’s move to waive cost sharing applies to all UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members, including Group and all Special Needs Plan (SNP) members. Get details on Medicare Advantage cost sharing, including which services are eligible and which are not covered, on UHC’s website here.
Additionally, in response to COVID-19, UHC is providing all its plan members with more than $1.5 billion in additional support, including premium rebates.
What’s the Bottom Line for Physicians and Practices?
In addition to helping relieve patients of out of pocket costs, UHC’s waiving of cost sharing for Medicare Advantage may help boost the number of patients to returning to the office for routine care for chronic conditions.
You can find information on all of UHC’s actions related to COVID-19 – including telehealth expansion and accelerated claim payments – at UHCprovider.com/covid19.
Get all of PAMED's COVID-19 resources for physicians and practices at www.pamedsoc.org/coronavirus.