Posted in #unitedhealthcare, Updates

UHC: OBGYN-New Elective Delivery Requirements 07/1/2021

Starting 07/1/2021 UHC will require a delivery scheduling form documenting the clinical reason for early delivery form, for any DOS on or after 07/01/2021.

If providers do not have a form, please click here for UnitedHealthcare Delivery Scheduling Form, download and print the form.

Website address: https://www.uhcprovider.com/content/dam/provider/docs/public/policies/protocols/UnitedHealthcare-Delivery-Scheduling-Form.pdf


The form needs to be filled out for all births planned between 37 and 39 weeks of gestational age by participating physicians, or their designee.

In order to comply with the requirements the physicians or their designee must also:

  • Retain a copy of the delivery scheduling form in the mother’s medical record
  • Provide a copy to UnitedHealthcare upon request, within 15 days of request

Failure to comply with these requirements may result in appropriate action under your participation agreement which may include, but is not limited to, ineligibility for performance-based compensation or termination of your participation agreement.


Reminder: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines, recommend non-medically indicated early term deliveries (prior to 39 weeks) be avoided.


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Author:

My name is Kate Patskovska, CPB. I am an Independent Medical Biller CPB (AAPC) and an owner of KR2 Medical Billing. KR2 Medical Billing is a full service Consulting/Medical Billing Business that is dedicated to educating, consulting, and overall improving the "financial health" of your medical practice.

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