16

Years USAP of Colorado has been in-network with UnitedHealthcare[1]

31,000

UHC patients served by USAP clinicians in Colorado in 2019[2]

46%

The arbitrary cut in USAP reimbursements that UHC
is demanding

3,000

Surgeons that used USAP of Colorado for their anesthesia cases in 2019[3]

55%

The percentage of acute-care hospitals in the Denver area that USAP exclusively covers for all trauma, surgical and OB procedures

36%

The percentage of patient use of opioids that have been cut across a range of surgical procedures at the majority of Denver-area hospitals as a result of USAP protocols[4]

Unlike other anesthesia providers in Colorado, USAP clinicians’ special training makes expert care available to patients undergoing organ transplants, high-risk pregnancy, cardiac procedures, trauma, pediatrics and other critical needs. We are proud to cover a disproportionate number of these complex cases.

Help us fight for your access to care.

Tell your HR department that you deserve better coverage.

Ask why UHC is the only insurance company not contracted with the hospital’s anesthesia professionals and why UHC may be increasing your financial obligation. Bring our sample letter (below) to your HR department.

view sample Letter to HR

Complete and return the “UnitedHealthcare Appointment of Representative” form to USAP.

This will allow USAP to appeal your claim and request fair payment from UHC. You should not be held responsible for higher out-of-pocket costs

Complete Form

Call UnitedHealthcare.

Contact the member phone number on your health plan ID card and request for your claim to be treated as in-network. Request an updated Explanation of Benefits (EOB) that confirms you are treated as in-network. The EOB will show any costs for which you are responsible as if the services were from an in-network provider.

Learn how we are advocating for patients.

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  1. USAP-United Healthcare contract data

  2. Confidential survey claims data, 2019, Q1-Q3

  3. USAP claims data

  4. Centura and HCA customer data