Cazenovia, NY – On November 12th, after feedback from healthcare professionals, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) announced that the implementation of their Accumulator Adjustment – Medical Benefit Program for their commercial members will NOT take effect on Jan. 1, 2021. This program would have prevented manufacturer assistance and co-pay programs from being accounted towards patient deductibles and the resulting out-of-pocket maximums.

NCODA was the first organization to develop a resource for healthcare providers and patients regarding co-pay accumulators in 2018. Over 10,000 of these tri-fold resources have been distributed across the country to date. We have always brought education of these accumulator programs to our membership and other stakeholders. NCODA has hosted live webinars on this topic with practice and industry leaders, and we have also created easy-to-understand educational videos.

We are proud to continue supporting our membership through timely education on the impact of this issue and others like it that result in obstacles to patient assistance.

To request copies of our proprietary accumulator tri-fold resource, click here. NCODA will keep our members and stakeholders informed and updated of any future developments.

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See official press release here.