UHC to Deny Claims for “Non-Emergencies”
The US’ largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, is delaying a controversial new policy. Emergency room visits considered “non-emergent” may be partially or fully denied coverage. The policy to deny claims was set to go into effect on July 1. However, UHC is now delaying implementation at least until the pandemic is over.
American Hospital Association president Richard Pollack rebuked the plan in a public letter to UHC’s CEO.