Aetna announced yesterday that they’ve completed the purchase of Coventry Health Care. I’m sure it will take them years to integrate the Coventry plans to Aetna claims and eligibility systems but I bet the new cards will start showing up before the end of the year.
UHC moved Unison/Coventry of Ohio to payer code 87726 last week. The new cards with new ID numbers have been issued so make sure to ask patients for their new card. From what I can tell, 87726 won’t accept the old ID numbers for eligibility transactions but I’m not sure what that means for claim submission. I’m trying to get a good answer from UHC on why the old ID numbers aren’t working.