Optum to manage UnitedHealthcare drug prior authorizations

Optum will handle UnitedHealthcare Plans' prior authorization requests for non-oncology injectable medications starting Aug. 1.

The change will not affect people with UnitedHealthcare plans in Colorado, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New York, North Carolina and Ohio, according to a May 1 United Healthcare news release.

The prior authorization process for oncology-related medications will remain unchanged, according to the news release.

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