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UnitedHealthcare temporarily reverses ER claims denial policy after backlash

Pressure from industry groups caused the insurer to balk, though the policy is still slated to take effect when the pandemic ends.

UnitedHealthcare, the nation's largest health insurer, has backtracked on a proposed policy retroactively rejecting emergency department claims.

The policy, which was slated to take effect on July 1, meant UHC would evaluate ED claims to determine if the visits were truly necessary for commercially insured members. Claims deemed non-emergent would have been subject to "no coverage or limited coverage," according to the insurer.

The move, however, resulted in plenty of backlash. Go here to read further...........

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