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United GP Modifier Requirement DELAYED Indefinitely

As previously reported, United Healthcare had planned to require the GP modifier to be added to all “therapy codes” as of September 1, 2019.  Per the United Healthcare September news bulletin, this policy will be “delayed to give care providers more time to adjust to changes in the submission of ‘Always Therapy’ procedure codes to include the CMS required therapy modifiers.” 

The new implementation date is listed as “to be announced.”  You can view the News Bulletin here.  The announcement is on page 25. 

We have also confirmed with United Healthcare management that this policy has been delayed and there is currently no time frame for when this will be implemented.  We will alert membership if/when a new date is announced.