UHC Extends Premium Designation Program Deadlines; Physicians Should Check Designations

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has informed the NCMS that its Premium Designation Program Public Designation Display will become available on June 1, 2011 and not March 30, as previously reported. NCMS urges physicians to check your designation on the UHC secure website because some designations may have changed due to updated group affiliated information. UHC says physicians will be notified if their affiliation status is changed.

Because of the change, UHC has extended its reconsideration period to May 1, 2011 to accommodate any physicians who may have questions about their designation determination for display beginning on June 1. Physicians may submit a reconsideration request at any time. However, if the request is not received before May 1, the reconsideration would impact changes already posted on UHC consumer sites. UHC says it will review all requests in an expeditious manner.

If you have not done so already, physicians are asked to register for the new Premium section of UnitedHealthcareOnline.com by following the instructions found at:  https://www.unitedhealthcareonline.com/b2c/CmaAction.do?channelId=a7b0465138a17210VgnVCM1000002f10b10a____.

Physicians, if you encounter any problems with the data UHC provides or any difficulties in communicating with UNC representatives, please contact Conor Brockett at [email protected] or 800-722-1350.


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