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Contact Us

  Welcome to the Optum Contact Us page, a resource for providers. For provider assistance, please click on the options below and follow the instructions provided. Most options have a self-service feature that can help you effectively and efficiently address your questions.

Claim Issues
To resolve a claim issue the following options are available:
  • Call the Customer Service number on the back of the member's insurance card or on the Explanation of Benefits (EOB) / Provider Remittance Advice (PRA).
  • In-network clinicians and groups can log in and file a Claim Adjustment Request via the Claim Inquiry transaction.
  • Access the Claim Inquiry/Adjustment Request Form and mail it to the address listed on the EOB/PRA form.
  • Contact a claims representative via Provider Express's Live Chat (for registered users) by logging in and going to Claim Inquiry (or My Submitted Claims, if the claim was submitted online). Locate the claim and towards the upper right on either "detail" page (above the member's ID #), click the link "Have questions about claim status?" to access Claims Live Chat. If you cannot locate the claim, then click the "Cannot locate claim status?" link on any of the claim pages.
Electronic Data Interchange (EDI):
Optum strongly advocates the use of electronic claim transactions. For more information on electronic claims submission, please check out EDI Claims.
Electronic Payments and Statements (EPS):
EPS allows health care providers to receive direct deposit claim payments and remittance information electronically.
Appeals and Provider Dispute Resolution
Please refer to the Optum Network Manual section, Appeals and Provider Dispute Resolution, to find directions on how to submit your request. For California, please refer to the OHBS-CA Network Manual section on Appeals and Disputes.

Network Management is responsible for developing and maintaining the Optum network of providers. For questions regarding participation in our network, credentialing, or your provider record , please select from the following options.
Join Our Network
All applicants must meet minimum requirements to become a network provider. Optum is currently accepting requests in certain geographic areas. To obtain additional information on how to request consideration for network participation, please click Join Our Network.
Provider Record Maintenance - Demographic and Tax Identification Number (TIN) Changes and Updates
To submit a demographic change request click here. Use your Provider Express registered user name and password and select "My Practice Info". Please allow up to 5 business days for your request to be completed. For more information or to get a User ID, click the "First-time User" link at the top of this page.

To change tax identification information or add another practice location with a different TIN, access the Clinician Add/Change Application and fax the completed form to Network Management by choosing your state from the drop-down menu below, then click the Search button.

Network Management Contact Information
For all other network questions, please contact Network Management by choosing your state from the drop-down menu below, then click the Search button.

Technical Support
For questions about using the site, to request a user ID and password or for technical issues call the Provider Express Support Center at 1 866-209-9320 (toll-free) from 7 A.M. to 9 P.M. Central time or chat with a tech support representative online.

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