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United Healthcare to reduce prior authorizations

Posted On: Mar. 30, 2023 10:02 AM CST

UnitedHealth Group Inc. said on March 29 that its insurance unit, United Healthcare Inc., will reduce the use of prior authorization process by 20% for some non-urgent surgeries and procedures, Reuters reports. The reductions in use of prior authorization will begin in the third quarter and will continue through the rest of the year for most commercial and Medicare Advantage as well as Medicaid businesses.