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Health Insurance (UnitedHealth) restricting Vitamin D payments to only a few diseases – Dec 2018

UnitedHealthCare Community Plan of California Changing its Vitamin D Testing Reimbursement Policy

Also recently changed Michigan, Missouri, NY, Ohio, Florida


I was unable to find the list of approved diseases in 30 minutes of hunting on their website or the Endocrinology Publication

“American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and The American College of Endocrinology, “Reasonable approaches to vitamin D assessment and treatment include an initial measurement of 25(OH)D in patients at risk of deficiency, or alternatively, vitamin D supplementation and subsequent 25(OH)D measurement 3-4 months later to assess dose adequacy”

THE USE OF VITAMINS AND MINERALS IN SKELETAL HEALTH: AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGISTS AND THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF ENDOCRINOLOGY POSITION STATEMENT

PDF is available free at Sci-Hub   10.4158/PS-2018-0050


This large health insurer appears to be following the unfortunate lead of Canada, US, Australia, and many other countries
Reduce short-term costs by reducing Vitamin D testing to a minimum
Only permit Vitamin D testing for a few major health problems such as rickets and broken bones
This eliminates the huge cost savings which would result from preventing those and many other problems


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