UHC posted this on their site a couple of days ago. Apparently they’re waiving all copays, deductibles, etc for Covid-19 services until 5/31
COVID-19 Treatment Update
The health of our members and supporting those who deliver care are our top priorities, and UnitedHealthcare is taking additional steps to provide support during this challenging time.
UnitedHealthcare is waiving member cost sharing for the treatment of COVID-19 until May 31, 2020 for its Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Individual and Group Market fully insured health plans. We will also work with self-funded customers who want us to implement a similar approach on their behalf.
If a member receives treatment under a COVID-19 admission or diagnosis code between Feb. 4, 2020 and May 31, 2020, we will waive cost sharing (co-pays, coinsurance and deductibles) for the following:
- Office visits
- Urgent care visits
- Emergency department visits
- Observation stays
- Inpatient hospital episodes
- Acute inpatient rehab
- Long-term acute care
- Skilled nursing facilities
This includes in-network and out-of-network providers. When available, we will also waive cost-share for medications which are FDA-approved for COVID-19 treatment.
During the COVID-19 health emergency, we’re working to provide resources and streamline processes so that health care professionals can focus on delivering care.
To address the short-term financial pressure caused by the COVID-19 emergency, UnitedHealth Group, through UnitedHealthcare and Optum, is taking steps immediately to accelerate nearly $2 billion in paymentsand other financial support to health care providers in our Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and Individual and Group Market fully insured health plans. The announcement was featured in a Wall Street Journal article.
As part of our commitment to supporting you in this challenging time, we’re eliminating many non-essential administrative requests, such as surveys and data requests. We’re committed to business continuity and being there to assist you – all self-service capabilities are available, our call center is staffed and claims are being processed so you have the support you need.
This site outlines updates specific to COVID-19 as well as information on any changes to our standard business protocols. We’re monitoring the COVID-19 health emergency closely and updating this site with new information as it’s available. Be sure to check back frequently for updates.