UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

February 27, 2015 12:17 AM

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NEW YORK (AP) — UnitedHealth is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies.

The largest U.S. health insurer 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 it won't approve the procedure if it concludes that the operation isn't medically necessary.

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