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Closed Specialties List

Network Management completes an annual assessment of the Medica provider network. A network must be sufficient to meet the access and availability needs of Medica members throughout the service area.  A specialty can be deemed “open” when additional providers are needed or “closed” when no need exists. A specialty can be closed in the Twin Cities metropolitan area while remaining open in areas outside the Twin Cities, regional area.

If your provider site is located outside the Medica service area, we suggest you contact UnitedHealthcare at its National Credentialing Center at 1-877-842-3210 or visit UnitedHealthcare provider website and select the “New User” in the upper right-hand corner and follow the prompts. Your organization may have a User ID and password for accessing the UnitedHealthcare website.

Please see the list below of the specific Medica specialties for which the Medica provider network is open or closed in all of or parts of our service area (i.e., healthcare specialties for which Medica is or is not currently accepting applications to add new providers).

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Provider Specialty Type Twin Cities Metro Area
Is network open or closed
for this specialty type?
Outside Twin Cities Area – 
Regional, Except South Dakota
Is network open or closed
for this specialty type?
Ambulatory Surgery Center Closed Open
Acupuncture Closed Open
Hearing Aid Dispensing sites are
closed for metro and regional.
Open Open
Durable Medical Equipment (DME)
Mail order and National providers are
closed for metro and regional.
Closed Open
Home Health Care Closed Closed
Hospice Closed Open
Home Infusion Therapy Closed Open
Orthotics & Prosthetics (O&P)
Mail order and National providers are closed for metro and regional.
Closed Open
Personal Care Assistants (PCA) Closed Closed
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Closed Open
Physical Therapy (PT), Occupational Therapy (OT), Speech Therapy (ST) Closed Open
Reference Labs (general clinical) Closed Open
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Closed Open
Sleep Centers Closed Open
Special Transportation Closed Closed
Stand-Alone Imaging Centers Closed Open
Transportation (ambulance only) Closed Closed
Vein Surgery Closed Closed


If you are in one of the closed specialties mentioned above, your application allows Medica to contact you when a need arises.

If you have previously been denied network participation, if you are a provider in one of the closed specialties listed above, or if you previously submitted your Provider Contract Intake Form and have new information on your services or service area, you may resubmit the information at any time.

Complete the Provider Contract Intake Form

Medica will call you if there are questions.

Note: When credentialing is required, the submission of a completed credentialing application does not constitute a contract. Providers who require credentialing are required to meet Medica credentialing standards.

Learn more about the credentialing process and standards

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