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Optum Contracts

Optum Contracts - Patient Resources, Social Work Services Quick Guide, Social Work Manual, Population Specific, Transplant, Kidney Transplant, Financial

Focus

EGHP's that contract with Optum for transplant benefits only do so when the insurance is primary.

Therefore, once an ESRD patient who reaches their 30 month coordination of benefits period switches to Medicare primary and the EGHP becomes secondary, the Optum contract is cancelled.

This can be an issue especially when the patient has United Health Care with an Optum contract, as we currently do not have a contract wtih United Health Care (as of 10/2013).