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UnitedHealthcare Delays Copay Accumulator Policy

posted: December 10, 2020

On November 12, UnitedHealthcare announced the suspension of their “Accumulator Adjustment – Medical Benefit” program “due to recent feedback we’ve received from healthcare professionals like you.” The policy would have required providers to report the amount their patients receive in copay assistance for office-administered treatments. UHC planned to use this information to enforce a copay accumulator, ensuring that no copay assistance funds would be applied toward patients’ deductibles or out-of-pocket maximum payments. (The Rheumatologist, Nov. 20, 2020)