Effective January 1, 2021, United Healthcare (UHC) requires that laboratories submit test codes along with test name and CPT code. UHC will deny any submitted claims for clinical and pathology testing that do not contain the laboratory’s unique test code.
In order to comply with this new requirement, hospitals must enter their test codes into the UHC website by December 1, 2020. For your reference, UHC has provided a FAQ and instruction guide.
For more information, read:
American Hospital Association requesting UHC to reconsider: https://www.aha.org/news/headline/2020-08-14-aha-urges-unitedhealthcare-backtrack-new-lab-test-policy