UnitedHealthcare’s prior authorization request for GI endoscopy will spur ‘delays in care’

UnitedHealthcare recently announced that beginning June 1, 2023, commercial plan members will be required to obtain prior authorization for gastroenterology endoscopy services.By far the largest health insurance company in the United States, UnitedHealthcare generates more than $286 billion in total revenue — more than double that of the next closest competition, Anthem —and serves approximately 26.7 million Americans.“By requiring physician offices to go through the prior authorization process, there are going to be delays in care that might even deter patients from comingRead More