Information Updated for Physicians Appealing Rating in UHC's Premium Designation Program

January 23, 2009


Physicians must visit UnitedHealth Premium® Designation Program web page and log in using their ID and password, which appears on the letter they received from UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announcing their rating. Requests for reconsideration must be submitted in writing or electronically. Please include the Designation Detail report with your comments, and the signed attestation.

Physicians missing their copy of that letter, experiencing difficulty with the website, or do not understand their data are asked to contact UHC at (866) 270-5588. This number should be used only by physicians regarding their rating in the Premium® Designation Program (PDP).

The PDP has not rolled out in all areas of the United States, nor does it cover all medical specialties. Only physicians in areas where the program is effective and in specialties that are part of the program would have received the designation letter.

The following is a list of states in which the PDP is available and the specialties evaluated in it. Please note that the PDP may not be available in all parts of each state.

Alabama North Carolina
Arkansas New Jersey
Arizona New Mexico
Colorado Nevada
Connecticut New York
Delaware Ohio
Florida Oklahoma
Georgia Oregon
Iowa Pennsylvania
Idaho Rhode Island
Illinois South Carolina
Indiana Tennessee
Kansas Texas
Kentucky Utah
Louisiana Virginia
Maryland Washington
Michigan Wisconsin
Mississippi West Virginia