UCare may deem certain specialties and/or regions of the existing provider network as sufficient or adequate according to access and availability standards. UCare regularly assesses the provider network to ensure we are meeting these standards. The specialties listed below are considered “closed.” Currently, UCare is not accepting applications for new providers in “closed” specialties or regions. A specialty can be closed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area while remaining open in areas outside the Twin Cities.
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|Provider specialty*||Twin Cities metro area (seven county)||Outside the Twin Cities metro area (greater Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa)|
|Audiology (hearing aid dispensing sites are closed in the metro area)||Closed||Open|
|Home infusion therapy||Closed||Open|
|Independent laboratory (those performing only CLIA waived tests)||Closed||Closed|
|Interpreter service agencies||Closed||Closed|
|Medicare certified home health care||Closed||Open|
|Nonemergency medical transportation||Closed||
(Open for Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Benton, Big Stone, Cass, Chippewa, Chisago, Clay, Clearwater, Cook, Dodge, Douglas, Faribault, Freeborn, Goodhue, Grant, Houston, Hubbard, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lac Qui Parle, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Martin, Mille Lacs, Mower, Murray, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Pipestone, Polk, Red Lake, Renville, Rock, Roseau, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, Stevens, St. Louis, Swift, Traverse, Watonwan, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine only)
|Personal care assistants (PCA)||Closed||Closed|
|Physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech therapy (SP)||Closed||Open|
At this time, UCare is not contracting with telehealth only providers, as we are waiting for guidance from our state and federal regulators.
*Updated February 2023