Milwaukee Opiod Task Force Requests United Healthcare Answer Concerns Related to Lack of Substance Abuse Coverage in Milwaukee

Alderman Michael Murphy sends letter to UHC CEO Steven Nelson about concerns UHC is lacking coverage of substance use disorders. Advocaid has been leading the charge concerning limitations of IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program) coverage, extensive prior authorization determinations, and limitations of urine drug testing for substance use disorders. The letter is below....

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United Healthcare Plan Members Win Class Action Status

Hundreds of United Healthcare beneficiaries can sue the insurer as a class over its mental health coverage, a California federal judge ruled... (Modern Healthcare)

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Health Insurers Face Little Enforcement of Parity

Insurers are supposed to cover mental health treatment as they cover other illnesses but they don't always comply. They are improving, but the U.S. does not appear to actively enforce the federal law....(NPR)

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United Healthcare Medicaid of Wisconsin Stopped Covering Addiction Treatment

United Healthcare Medicaid of Wisconsin abruptly stopped covering Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) in Spring 2017 leaving many patients with limited treatment options.

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Since 1993

United For Parity

We are a group of concerned citizens who work in the addiction field as therapists, prescribers, and administrators. We also are community members, family, and individuals struggling with the devastating effects of addiction.  We have established this website to be a forum of information concerning United Healthcare and their coverage of addiction and mental health services.

We wish to educate and empower the public with the struggles healthcare providers deal with everyday with insurers. In some cases, insurers are violating federal laws pertaining to the Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).


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If you or someone you know have been denied Addiction treatment coverage by United Healthcare, please contact us. If you work for United Healthcare and believe there are violations of the Federal Parity Act (MHPAEA) towards members, please contact us.