United Healthcare to Deactivate Inactive Provider TINs as Part of Provider Directory Update


United Healthcare (UHC) has announced that beginning August 1, 2015, that it will initiate a cleanup of its participating provider database and directory. Participating physicians who have not submitted a claim to UHC for a period of one year will be deemed to have voluntarily ceased participation in the UHC physician network; United will initiate a termination of the physician agreement. UHC notes it will contact impacted providers to advise of the termination and to clarify any concerns from the physician.

Additionally, if a participating physician has multiple tax identification numbers (TIN) and UHC shows that any one of the TINs has not submitted claims for a period of one year or greater, UHC will deactivate that TIN. The provider will retain his or her participation status under the active TIN and no notification of deactivation of the inactive TIN will be provided. Providers who wish to reactivate a TIN should contact UHC Network Management at (866) 574-6088 to update their information in its system.