Pentagon intervenes to speed referrals in Tricare West

The Defense Department granted a temporary waiver to Tricare West region customers allowing them to obtain specialty care without authorization from UnitedHealthcare, which assumed responsibility for the region last month under a new contract. Customers have complained of experiencing massive delays in getting authorization for referrals since the switch, which UnitedHealthcare blamed on high volume. Customers have until May 18 to seek specialty care without authorization and still avoid penalties. It's possible the government will seek reimbursement from the company.

View Full Article in:

Army Times · Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.) · Bloomberg

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Director, Senior Legal Counsel
Alcon
Fort Worth, TX
Corporate Counsel - Healthcare Law Group
Genentech
South San Francisco, CA
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Services Analytics
Avalere Health
Washington, DC
Manager/Senior Manager, Health Economist
Avalere Health
Washington, DC