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Judge Rules United Behavioral Health Medical Necessity Criteria More Restrictive Than Accepted Standards

News | April 8, 2019

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On March 5, 2019, a federal court ruled that United Behavioral Health (UBH), a division of UnitedHealth Group, used internally developed medical necessity guidelines to deny coverage for behavioral health treatment that were more restrictive than generally accepted standards for mental health and addiction treatment. The court found that the UBH criteria focused on covering…

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