Authorization Policies for United HMO-PPO

Health Provider Website: https://www.myuhc.com/member/prewelcome.do
Accepted Health Plans: HMO PPO International

Does the diagnostic service require prior authorization?

MRI: YES*
CT Scans: YES*
PET: YES*
X-rays: NO
Polysonograms: YES**
Ultrasounds: NO
Physical Therapy: NO
Occupational Therapy: NO
Audio Evaluation: NO
Audio Evaluation: NO
Speech Evaluation: NO
Feeding and Swallowing Evaluation: NO

*Authorizations for high-end imaging (MRI, CT, PET Scans) are issued by United Healthcare. Please contact 1-866-889-8054 to obtain authorization.
**Patients 5 years old or younger do not require authorization.

Lab Information

Preferred Independent Lab: LabCorp or Quest Diagnostics
Laboratory testing cannot be administered without the required forms. Please bring the >LabCorp form or Quest Diagnostics form (provided by your doctor) to your appointment. Lab Hours of Operation are from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Labs are closed Sundays. For additional information please call 305-666-6511 ext 1964.

International Policies

International policies require a verification of benefits letter (VOB) from the health plan confiriming eligibility and coverage for the desired services. Please contact your health plan directly in order to verify coverage.

Nicklaus Children's Hospital offers a Global concierge service, in which International patients can experience world renowned and comprehensive service. The Global Department will be able to help facilitate all of your healthcare needs.

For more information, please contact the Global Health Department via e-mal at globalhealth@nicklaushealth.org or by calling 305-662-8281.


Contact Us

The Authorization Unit can can contacted at 786-624-3022 as well as Managed Care at 305-669-5834 for further clarification.


Please note that some non-employed physicians and credentialed medical staff members of Nicklaus Children's Hospital may not accept all of the health plans listed above. Also note that participation in these plans is not a guarantee of payment or coverage.

This page was last updated on : 9/12/2019 11:28:53 PM.