2021 referral requirement updates for behavioral health services
Behavioral health service referral requirements updated for 2021.
- Fully Insured and Self-Funded
- Plan Administration
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, all members enrolled in Optimum Choice, Optimum Choice Preferred,
MD-Individual Practice Association, Inc. (M.D. IPA) and M.D. IPA Preferred will no longer need a referral from their primary care physician for routine behavioral health services, including mental health and substance abuse services, from a participating network provider. Members can sign in or register on myuhc.com® to find a UnitedHealthcare network behavioral health provider.
For more information, please contact your broker or UnitedHealthcare representative.