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UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies
San Luis Obispo Tribune

UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, said Thursday it is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies.

The company says it will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify it in advance if they plan to perform some types of hysterectomies. UnitedHealth said in a notice to providers it won’t approve the procedure if it concludes that the operation isn’t medically necessary.

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