Special Note: Mental Health and Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder Services
To receive the highest level of benefits and to avoid incurring penalties, you must call UnitedHealthcare for pre-service authorization before obtaining the services listed below:
  • Mental health services. Inpatient services (including partial hospitalization/day treatment and admission for services at a residential treatment facility): intensive outpatient program treatment; outpatient electro-convulsive treatment; transcranial magnetic stimulation; psychological testing; extended outpatient treatment visits beyond 45-50 minutes in duration, with or without medication management
  • Neurobiological disorders. Services for Autism Spectrum Disorders (including partial hospitalization/day treatment and admission for services at a residential treatment facility); intensive outpatient program treatment; psychological testing; extended outpatient treatment visits beyond 45-50 minutes in duration, with or without medication management; Intensive behavioral therapy, including Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
  • Substance-related and addictive disorder services. Inpatient services (including partial hospitalization/day treatment and admission for services at a residential treatment facility); intensive outpatient program treatment; psychological testing; extended outpatient treatment visits beyond 45-50 minutes in duration, with or without medication management
See "Mental Health, Substance-Related and Addictive Disorder and Neurobiological Disorder Services" of "Covered Medical Expenses" for more information about these types of services.