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Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Patient Access Solutions Market 2020 | 7/23/2020

… 13.1.3 Mckesson Patient Access Solutions Introduction 13.1.4 Mckesson Revenue in Patient Access Solutions Business (2015-2020)) 13.1.5 Mckesson Recent Development 13.2 Epic Systems 13.3 Cerner 13.4 Cognizant 13.5 Experian 13.6 3M 13.7 Conifer Health 13.8 Optum 13.9 Advisory Board 13.10 Craneware 13.11 Zirmed 13.12 The Ssi Group 13.13 Cirius Group 13.14 AccuReg Software 14 Analyst’s Viewpoints/Conclusions 15 Appendix For more information or any query mail at [email protected] About Us …

AdminaHealth® Appoints Siobain McHugh as Implementation Manager | PR Newswire | 7/23/2020

… requests. (PRNewsfoto/AdminaHealth) Ms. McHugh has worked in the healthcare industry for the past 25 years with a focus on data management and data analytics. Prior to joining AdminaHealth, Siobain held varying positions at Optum helping Fortune 100 employers with their healthcare operations productivity. Most recently Ms. McHugh was a Senior Manager at Optum where she was the subject matter expert for the data warehouse and reporting system working closely …

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SuperCare, Optum collaborate on telemonitoring | 7/23/2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020 DOWNEY, Calif. – SuperCare Health has collaborated with Optum to create a COVID-19 telemonitoring program that allows asymptomatic patients to be monitored and to recover in their homes, avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations. Close respiratory monitoring is vital to setting up alternative care for people who are confirmed for, or potentially have, COVID-19 but who don’t require hospitalization, says Dr. Curtis Sather, medical director and pulmonologist at …

Digital health startup Kaia hopes to win over insurers with results of back pain study - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… at $250 per month, it’s a bit pricey. The company has grown to 70 employees since it was founded in 2016. Two months ago, Kaia closed a $26 million series B round, led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300. Mehl said the company has seen increased interest from business partners during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also made the platform available for free to workers in industries that had been …

Public Health Confirms Six New COVID-19 Cases | 7/22/2020

… last week. To date, the county has seen 195 local cases, including 17 hospitalizations and four fatalities. The spike in confirmed cases also comes as Humboldt County has seen growing challenges with testing. The Optum Serve testing site set up at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds through a partnership with the state has been a growing source of frustration, as a huge increase in statewide demand and supply chain issues have caused regular …

OptumCare Utah Pharmacy Intern - West Valley City, UT - UnitedHealth Group - West Valley City, UT | 7/22/2020

OptumCare Utah Pharmacy Intern - West Valley City, UT Optum Care Utah Pharmacy Intern - West Valley City, UT UnitedHealth Group West Valley City, Utah, United States 1 hour ago Apply Now Description Optum Care Network of Utah is a network of local doctors, hospitals and specialists to help patients make well-informed decisions about their healthcare. The Clinical Pharmacy Team provides a variety of clinical services impacting Medical Management and CMS Star Rating …

RN PACU PREOP Part Time Las Vegas, NV - UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV | 7/22/2020

… Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life’s best work.(sm) Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care, is a multi - specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to …

Regional Independent NP or PA Traveler, $15K Sign on Bonus for External Candidates- Brooklyn Park, MN - UnitedHealth Group - MN, MN | 7/22/2020

… patients get in, get healthy, and get back to what’s really important. We provide a broad scope of services including urgent care, basic wellness and prevention, and employer health services. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we’re working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. You can become part of our elite team almost anywhere …

RN PACU PREOP Per Diem Las Vegas, NV - UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV | 7/22/2020

… Instead of seeing a handful of patients each day, your work may affect millions for years to come. Ready for a new path? Start doing your life’s best work.(sm) Southwest Medical, part of Optum Care, is a multi - specialty group of physicians, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants consisting of over 300 providers, 21 medical health centers including six urgent care clinics, four convenient care centers, two lifestyle centers catering to …

Global ePharmacy Market Report 2020 | 7/22/2020

… need more information, please contact BisReport Section 1: Free——Definition Section (2 3): 1200 USD——Manufacturer Detail The Kroger Giant Eagle Walgreen Express Scripts Medisave Walmart Stores CVS Health Sanicare Rowlands Pharmacy Secure Medical Optum Rx DocMorris (Zur Rose) PlanetRx eDrugstore.com drugstore.com Canada Drugs Lloyds Pharmacy Section 4: 900 USD——Region Segmentation North America Country (United States, Canada) South America Asia Country (China, Japan, India, Korea) Europe Country (Germany, UK …

(USA-NY-Melville) Senior Financial Counselor - Melville, NY | 7/22/2020

… and financial constraints. Where does it all lead? Hospitals and Healthcare organizations continue to adapt, and we are vital part of their evolution. And that’s what fueled these exciting new opportunities. Who are we? Optum 360 . We’re a dynamic new partnership formed by Dignity Health and Optum to combine our unique expertise. As part of the growing family of UnitedHealth Group , we’ll leverage our compassion, our talent, our resources and experience …

Google Alert - savings account | 7/21/2020

… initially deposit up to £5,000 into their account , but this cap will be lifted to the full £85,000 FSCS-protected limit for premium ChipX users … Flag as irrelevant WEB Health Savings and Spending Accounts Optum Optum health savings and spending accounts help your employees save and pay for health care. Flag as irrelevant Health Savings Account (HSA) Gartner A health savings account (HSA) is an account to which U.S. taxpayers …

2020-2029 Report on Global Healthcare Informatics Market by Player, Region, Type, Application and Sales Channel | 7/21/2020

… market forecasts from 2020-2029 by region/country and subsectors. It covers the sales volume, price, revenue, gross margin, historical growth and future perspectives in the Healthcare Informatics market. Leading players of Healthcare Informatics including: - Optum , Inc. Market split by Type, can be divided into: - Hardware Market split by Application, can be divided into: - Healthcare Providers Market split by Sales Channel, can be divided into: - Direct Channel Market segment by Region …

Technology Spending on Revenue Cycle Management Market is Expected to Experience a Swift Development by 2024 | 7/21/2020

… in the global technology spending on revenue cycle management market. In 2015, a majority of share in the global technology spending on revenue cycle management market was held by three players. These companies are Optum Health, Inc., Cerner Corporation, and Allscripts. They have risen to prominence by leveraging the strengths of their distribution channels and engaging in long-term strategic tie-ups. Request Brochure of Report – https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/sample/sample.php …

Free COVID 19 Tests | 7/21/2020

Optum Serve)…They have 3 COVID 19 community testing sites . The sites are at the Brawley Senior Center, Veteran’s Memorial Hall in Imperial, and at the Calexico Community Center Senior Hall. Testing is available at no cost to all residents of all ages. The tests are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment go to lhi.care/covidtesting or call 1-888-634-1123. All sites are open from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm …

2015-2025 Global Healthcare Fraud Detection Market Research by Type, End-Use and Region (COVID-19) | 7/21/2020

… information, Sales, Cost, Margin, news etc. Chapter 10: Market Competition by Companies and Market Concentration Ratio Chapter 11: Market Impact by Coronavirus. Chapter 12: Industry Summary . Market Segment as follows: Key Companies IBM (US) Optum (US) SAS (US) McKesson (US) SCIO (US) Verscend (US) Wipro (India) Conduent (US) HCL (India) CGI (Canada) DXC (US) Northrop Grumman (US) LexisNexis (US) Pondera (US) Key Types Service Software Key End-Use Insurance Claim …

Medical Director Complex Care Management NYC area - UnitedHealth Group - New York, NY | 7/21/2020

… may affect millions for years to come. Join us. And start doing your life’s best work. (sm) Reporting to the Regional Medical Director, this Medical Director is a member of the Leadership Team for Optum Complex Care Management. They are responsible for working with the Senior Leadership team to develop and drive the business strategy, growth and clinical operations in the Downstate New York area; which may also include the …

OptumRx Sr. Process Engineer - Nationwide (45% Travel) - UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ | 7/21/2020

… pulling in the same direction, we’re used to setting the pace for change. Take a running start and join us so you can achieve more while doing your life’s best work.(sm) Careers with Optum . Here’s the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world’s large accumulation of health-related information …

Nurse Practitioner, House Calls - Per Assessment - Monroe County, NY - UnitedHealth Group - Monroe County, NY | 7/21/2020

Description $2,500 Sign On Bonus for External Candidates Serving millions of Medicare and Medicaid patients, Optum is the nation’s largest health and wellness business and a vibrant, growing member of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. We’re also the career home for Nurse Practitioners who are eager to bring compassion and passion, energy and focus to their work every day. Join us and you’ll discover a chance to build meaningful …

Medical Assistant - Martinsburg, WV - UnitedHealth Group - Martinsburg, WV | 7/21/2020

… patients get in, get healthy, and get back to what’s really important. We provide a broad scope of services including urgent care, basic wellness and prevention, and employer health services. As part of the Optum and UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, we’re working together to help people live healthier lives and to help the health system work better for everyone. You can become part of our elite team almost anywhere …

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Tuesday, July 21: Number of new Humboldt County COVID-19 cases confirmed today: 6 | 7/21/2020

… the slower turnaround time right now, screening for the virus is still a useful public health tool. “Some of our more recent cases have been individuals tested through commercial laboratories collected either at the Optum Serve site in Eureka or their provider’s office, so we want to encourage people who are not experiencing symptoms to sign up for a test at Optum ,” she said. “Individuals with symptoms, such as fever, cough …

How Optum performed in Q2 & more — 10 ASC industry notes | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/21/2020

Here are 10 updates on ASC companies and industry-relevant companies to note: The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled July 17 that HHS was within its rights to reduce payments to hospital outpatient departments, reversing a district court’s earlier decision. Read more . Optum continues to report revenue growth in the second quarter of 2020 despite the pandemic. Read more . El Paso, Texas-based Las Palmas Del Sol Healthcare suspended its …

Employers give insurers a middling grade on push to greater value: Leapfrog survey | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

… plans, including Anthem, earned the highest GPA at 2.56, with Cigna and Aetna in the middle at 2.5 and 2.47, respectively. RELATED: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives, Optum survey finds “While employers are favorable toward health plans in general they also show that the health plans need to improve really on their drive for quality, value, transparency—that seems to be lacking” Jill …

Optum: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives | FierceHealthcare | 7/20/2020

Many employers are in the midst of transitioning their workplaces to the COVID-19 reality, and they’re leaning on health insurers to assist with the process, according to a new survey from Optum . Optum surveyed (PDF) 200 human resources professionals at companies with 3,000 or more employees and found that 16% had completed their return-to-work plan for how they would bring workers back to the office. In addition …

Community Health

Boulder Community Health remains independent with Optum partnership | Healthcare Finance | 7/20/2020

Through the deal, Optum will manage the health system’s data and analytics, revenue cycle management and care coordination. Mallory Hackett , Associate Editor Boulder Community Health has launched a new partnership with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum to remain independent. Optum will take over the management of BCH’s data and analytics , revenue cycle management and care coordination. About 280 BCH employees will transition to working for Optum under the same positions, as well …

COVID-19

Optum: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives | FierceHealthcare | 7/20/2020

Many employers are in the midst of transitioning their workplaces to the COVID-19 reality, and they’re leaning on health insurers to assist with the process, according to a new survey from Optum. Optum surveyed (PDF) 200 human resources professionals at companies with 3,000 or more employees and found that 16% had completed their return-to-work plan for how they would bring workers back to the office. In addition …

Behavioral Health

Centene expands behavioral health partnership with Quartet - MedCity News | 7/17/2020

… health providers on treatment plans. “During this difficult time of a worldwide pandemic, we are seeing a dramatic rise in behavioral health needs for our members,” Centene CEO Michael Neidorff said in a news release … research letter published in JAMA last month. UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum reportedly was in recent talks to acquire behavioral telehealth startup AbleTo for $470 million. Though the companies have not yet confirmed the deal, in …

Medication Management

Frost & Sullivan analysis calls 2020 ‘an unforgiving but transformational year’ for healthcare | Healthcare IT News | 7/17/2020

… Optum, Intel, and AWS are currently working on AI platforms that predict pandemics, forecast patient volume across providers, authenticate reimbursement, and provide medication management and self-care enablement. ON THE RECORD Lal adds: “While the life sciences segment seems to be surviving and thriving, in certain scenarios, medical technologies and imaging are expected to be hit the hardest. Elective procedures being on hold and delayed or prolonged procurement of capital …

Remote Monitoring

Frost & Sullivan Reveals Top Five Predictions for the Global Healthcare Industry Post COVID-19 | PR Newswire | 7/16/2020

… feasibility of immunity passports, mass vaccinations, and scaling up of contact tracing. Moving forward, healthcare IT companies such as Microsoft, Optum, Intel, and AWS are betting big on enterprise-grade AI platforms that predict pandemics … mature monitoring devices segment post-pandemic. Resmed has launched a remote monitoring solution for ventilators in the US and Europe through its cloud-based AirView™ platform for homecare. Traditional models of in vitro diagnostics (IVD …

Medicare

UnitedHealth Group’s Q2 Report Reveals Payer Progress, Priorities | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/16/2020

… enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, driven by states loosening of redetermination requirements. April and May saw in-person sales for Medicare Advantage decline, but that activity rebounded to normal levels in the weeks preceding the … health plan. Impact on care delivery and expectations “UnitedHealthcare and Optum have both experienced the effects of an unprecedented decline in health care services,” said David Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. In addition …

Medicaid

UnitedHealth Group’s Q2 Report Reveals Payer Progress, Priorities | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/16/2020

… company’s payer branch, UnitedHealthcare, added almost 600,000 new enrollees for these products year-to-date. More individuals enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicaid business, driven by states loosening of redetermination requirements. April and May saw in-person … health plan. Impact on care delivery and expectations “UnitedHealthcare and Optum have both experienced the effects of an unprecedented decline in health care services,” said David Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. In addition …

Revenue Cycle Management

To stay independent, Boulder Community Health inks deal with Optum | Healthcare Dive | 7/16/2020

Healthcare Dive. BCH’s executive team will continue to make clinical and long-term strategic decisions. About 12% of BCH’s workforce (280 employees) will transition to receiving a paycheck from Optum , though the positions will remain the same. Those employees work in revenue cycle management, Vissers said. Discussions with Optum began about a year ago, Vissers said. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dive Insight: The hospital sector is …

Population Health

Boulder Community Health and Optum Launch New, Comprehensive Relationship to Advance Quality Care and Improve Experiences for Patients in the Boulder Area | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

Weather AP Boulder Community Health and Optum Launch New, Comprehensive Relationship to Advance Quality Care and Improve Experiences for Patients in the Boulder Area Jul 14, 2020 Save BOULDER, Colo. & EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE … that help to modernize the health system and improve overall population health. Optum is part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH). For more information, visit www.Optum.com . About Boulder Community Health Boulder Community Health is a non …

Digital Health

Digital Health Shatters Funding Records with $6.3 Billion in 1H 2020, Reports Mercom Capital Group | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

… a global communications and research firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Digital Health sector for the second quarter (Q2) and first half (1H) of 2020. Full … in Q2 2020, compared to 433 investors in Q1 2020. Optum Ventures led Digital Health financing activity during Q2 with six investments. Seedcamp and Y Combinator each made four investments. A record 921 investors participated …

Telehealth

Digital Health Shatters Funding Records with $6.3 Billion in 1H 2020, Reports Mercom Capital Group | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

… from the COVID-19 pandemic, several digital health technologies and services have gone mainstream. Investors have noticed the potential, and Telehealth has been the biggest beneficiary and has received almost $2B in the 1H. mHealth … in Q2 2020, compared to 433 investors in Q1 2020. Optum Ventures led Digital Health financing activity during Q2 with six investments. Seedcamp and Y Combinator each made four investments. A record 921 investors participated …

Medical Imaging

Digital Health Shatters Funding Records with $6.3 Billion in 1H 2020, Reports Mercom Capital Group | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

Medical Imaging with $161M. Early round VC funding (Seed, Series A) came to $690M. Four hundred and eighty-eight investors participated in funding deals in Q2 2020, compared to 433 investors in Q1 2020. Optum Ventures led Digital Health financing activity during Q2 with six investments. Seedcamp and Y Combinator each made four investments. A record 921 investors participated in 1H 2020. This is the largest number of investor participation …

Home Health

Digital health funding shatters records with $6.3B in 1st half of 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 7/14/2020

… billion of healthcare spend could be digitized — roughly a fifth of all estimated Medicare, Medicaid and commercial outpatient, office and home health spending for 2020. In comparison, the sum annual revenues of all U.S. telehealth … 488) participated in deals in the second quarter, led by Optum Ventures, a venture fund launched by healthcare behemoth UnitedHealth Group in 2017. Recommended Reading …

Patient Satisfaction

Walgreens resets retail clinics with VillageMD partnership but faces tough competition ahead - MedCity News | 7/9/2020

… reduce costs and move toward a more primary care-centric model. The company has also tested partnerships with Jenny Craig, Optum’s MedExpress urgent care centers, and most infamously, Theranos. Most people associate retail health with … its stores. A Walgreens spokeswoman said the company saw high patient satisfaction scores and improved medication adherence, which led to the decision to move forward. The companies plan to open 50 locations in the next …

EMR

Online pharmacy Truepill raises $25 million to expand into telehealth | VentureBeat | 7/8/2020

… EMR) system with telehealth in mind to “ensure a seamless experience,” as Afridi put it. Above: Truepill telehealth with EMR integrated The latest round of funding, which includes investment from TI Platform Fund, Optum Ventures, Initialized Capital, and Sound Ventures, was already in the works before the COVID-19 crisis unfolded. However, the financing has proved crucial as Truepill scrambles to meet the growing demand for its services during the …

URAC

Truepill Raises $25 Million in Series B Funding Round | Globe Newswire | 7/8/2020

… healthcare infrastructure, today announced that it closed a $25 million Series B funding round with investments from TI Platform Fund, Optum Ventures, Initialized Capital, Sound Ventures and others. With this new investment, Truepill will serve … health plans, pharmaceutical manufacturers and consumer health brands alike. A URAC-accredited company, Truepill is transforming traditional healthcare with industry-first API technology, nationwide pharmacy fulfillment and delivery services, a US-based network of licensed …

Medicare Advantage

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… expand its footprint. Oscar offers direct-to-consumer health insurance. Currently it has plans for individuals and families, businesses, and Medicare Advantage plans. $194 Allianz X and Takeda The company plans to use the new … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

American Medical Association

Apple Watch rolls out new features & 11 other key notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/2/2020

… 16 billion EHR implementation has encountered various delays, but project leaders anticipate the final go-live in about 10 years. Optum Ventures led a recent funding round for DocASAP, an advanced patient access and engagement … garnered support from prominent figures in healthcare, such as the American Medical Association, Apple, Bose, Boston Children’s Hospital, Intel, Kaia Health, Microsoft and UnitedHealth. More articles on health IT …

ACO

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With … funds will help it to continue growing new and existing ACOs in addition to value-based contracts with public and commercial health plans. Aledade partners with providers to build tech-enabled accountable care organizations. $60 …

Food and Drug Administration

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy community speaks to the FDA | PRWeb | 6/29/2020

… landmark meeting today in which individuals and families living with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) will tell representatives from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) about how the muscle-wasting disease affects their health, and … is co-sponsored by Fulcrum Therapeutics, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Optum. Friends of FSH Research is participating as well. The PFDD meetings , started in 2012 by the FDA, are used to obtain patient perspectives on …

Patient Engagement

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy community speaks to the FDA | PRWeb | 6/29/2020

… 500 people have registered for the virtual event. The meeting is co-sponsored by Fulcrum Therapeutics, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Optum. Friends of FSH Research is participating as well. The PFDD meetings , started in 2012 … to the FDA,” said June Kinoshita, Director of Research and Patient Engagement at the FSHD Society. Individuals and family members living with FSHD will be able to submit written testimonies if they are unable to …

Clinical Research

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy community speaks to the FDA | PRWeb | 6/29/2020

… 500 people have registered for the virtual event. The meeting is co-sponsored by Fulcrum Therapeutics, Muscular Dystrophy Association, and Optum. Friends of FSH Research is participating as well. The PFDD meetings , started in 2012 … that incorporates patient preferences and patient-reported outcomes into FSHD clinical research to ensure that trials are measuring not only statistical success, but also demonstrating meaningful benefit to individuals with FSHD; better understand patient and …

Kaiser Family Foundation

COVID-19 drives up demand for mental healthcare | Modern Healthcare | 6/27/2020

… reported their mental health was negatively affected due to worry and stress over the virus, according to a poll the Kaiser Family Foundation conducted in March. Stakeholders fear the continuing effects of the pandemic will … providing additional supports through its mobile app. Since March UnitedHealthcare’s Optum subsidiary has added 45% more providers available to offer virtual mental healthcare, she said. “We continue to enhance access to mental and behavioral health …

Home Care

DispatchHealth looks to expand markets with $135.8M in investments | MobiHealthNews | 6/24/2020

DispatchHealth, an in-home care provider, closed its $135.8 million Series C funding round yesterday. Optum Ventures led the financing with participation from Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. WHAT THEY DO DispatchHealth is like a mobile urgent care. Patients and their providers can request services by calling in by phone – or via the mobile app or website. A team of medical professionals is …

Readmissions

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures | FierceHealthcare | 6/23/2020

… Heal acquires Doctors on Call, expands to NYC market DispatchHealth just scored $135.8 million in Series C financing led by Optum Ventures, the venture arm of Optum. Existing investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health … rooms, hospitals, and post-acute facilities, according to Prather. Hospital readmissions cost Medicare about $26 billion annually, with about $17 billion spent on avoidable hospital trips after discharge, according to data (PDF) from the Center …

Kaia Health

Digital health startup Kaia hopes to win over insurers with results of back pain study - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

Kaia Health’s app offers exercises and educational resources for patients with back pain and COPD. Photo credit: Kaia Health. Digital health startup Kaia Health hopes the results of a recent clinical trial will help it … Kaia closed a $26 million series B round, led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300. Mehl said the company has seen increased interest from business partners during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also made the …

Omada Health

Digital health startup Kaia hopes to win over insurers with results of back pain study - MedCity News | 7/22/2020

… employees since it was founded in 2016. Two months ago, Kaia closed a $26 million series B round, led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300. Mehl said the company has seen increased interest from business … in funding earlier this year. More recently, digital health company Omada Health acquired a competitor, Physera, for a reported $30 million …

UnitedHealth

Employers give insurers a middling grade on push to greater value: Leapfrog survey | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

… UnitedHealthcare the lowest, giving it a 2.29 GPA. Blues plans, including Anthem, earned the highest GPA at 2.56, with Cigna and Aetna in the middle at 2.5 and 2.47, respectively. RELATED: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives, Optum survey finds “While employers are favorable toward health plans in general they also show that the health plans need to improve really on their drive for …

Fitbit

How Collective Health, One Medical and other startups are working to get employees back to offices | FierceHealthcare | 7/20/2020

… and artificial intelligence company Jvion offers a back-to-work assessment that screens employees for COVID-19 vulnerability. Verily and Fitbit also have jumped into the space. In May, UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft teamed up … to meaningfully reduce risk in the workplace,” Gottlieb said. RELATED: Optum: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return-to-workplace initiatives Developing an occupational health program wasn’t part of One Medical’s business strategy …

UnitedHealth Group

Boulder Community Health remains independent with Optum partnership | Healthcare Finance | 7/20/2020

Through the deal, Optum will manage the health system’s data and analytics, revenue cycle management and care coordination. Mallory Hackett , Associate Editor Boulder Community Health has launched a new partnership with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum to remain independent. Optum will take over the management of BCH’s data and analytics , revenue cycle management and care coordination. About 280 BCH employees will transition to working for Optum under the same positions, as well …

Microsoft Health

How Collective Health, One Medical and other startups are working to get employees back to offices | FierceHealthcare | 7/20/2020

… screens employees for COVID-19 vulnerability. Verily and Fitbit also have jumped into the space. In May, UnitedHealth Group and Microsoft teamed up to launch a new protocol and app called ProtectWell as a screening … to meaningfully reduce risk in the workplace,” Gottlieb said. RELATED: Optum: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return-to-workplace initiatives Developing an occupational health program wasn’t part of One Medical’s business strategy …

CVS

Frost & Sullivan analysis calls 2020 ‘an unforgiving but transformational year’ for healthcare | Healthcare IT News | 7/17/2020

CVS and Walgreens have begun building the infrastructure to offer IVD testing at their locations. THE LARGER TREND Unmesh Lal, transformational health program manager, explains: “While the short-term demand for testing and the race to find a vaccine intensifies, governments are reallocating budgets to finance healthcare services and assessing the feasibility of immunity passports, mass vaccinations, and scaling up of contact tracing.” Healthcare IT companies such as Microsoft, Optum

Walgreens Healthcare

Frost & Sullivan analysis calls 2020 ‘an unforgiving but transformational year’ for healthcare | Healthcare IT News | 7/17/2020

Walgreens have begun building the infrastructure to offer IVD testing at their locations. THE LARGER TREND Unmesh Lal, transformational health program manager, explains: “While the short-term demand for testing and the race to find a vaccine intensifies, governments are reallocating budgets to finance healthcare services and assessing the feasibility of immunity passports, mass vaccinations, and scaling up of contact tracing.” Healthcare IT companies such as Microsoft, Optum, Intel, and …

Centene

Centene expands behavioral health partnership with Quartet - MedCity News | 7/17/2020

One year after investing in mental health startup Quartet Health, insurer Centene announced plans to expand a partnership with the company across 32 states. New York-based Quartet offers in-person and telehealth appointments with … research letter published in JAMA last month. UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Optum reportedly was in recent talks to acquire behavioral telehealth startup AbleTo for $470 million. Though the companies have not yet confirmed the deal, in …

Apple Health

12 interesting health IT, innovation partnerships in 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/16/2020

… serve several hospitals and healthcare organizations. The new center aims to support IT and revenue cycle systems. 6. Google and Apple announced they would team up to help governments and health agencies track COVID-19 … around FHIR interoperability standards. 11. On July 14, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum announced its partnership with Boulder (Colo.) Community Health to manage the nonprofit health system’s data analytics and revenue cycle functions. The partnership will allow …

Walmart Health

12 interesting health IT, innovation partnerships in 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/16/2020

… urgent care visits, a personal exam device, infrared digital thermometer and adapters to record earns, throat, heart and lungs. 2. Walmart has been moving further into the healthcare space, and on July 7 it partnered … around FHIR interoperability standards. 11. On July 14, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum announced its partnership with Boulder (Colo.) Community Health to manage the nonprofit health system’s data analytics and revenue cycle functions. The partnership will allow …

Amwell

Digital Health Shatters Funding Records with $6.3 Billion in 1H 2020, Reports Mercom Capital Group | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

Optum Ventures led Digital Health financing activity during Q2 with six investments. Seedcamp and Y Combinator each made four investments. A record 921 investors participated in 1H 2020. This is the largest number of investor participation in 1H since 2010. The Top VC deals in 1H 2020 included: $285M by ClassPass, $250M by Alto Pharmacy, $194M by Amwell (formerly American Well), $155M by KRY, and $150M by Concerto HealthAI. Chart …

Express Scripts

Ohio sues Express Scripts for overcharging state pension fund | Healthcare Dive | 7/15/2020

… Brief: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is going after another pharmacy benefit manager in court. This time, Yost is alleging Express Scripts overcharged the Ohio Highway Patrol Retirement System, a public pension fund, and “pocketed … the PBMs managing Ohio’s Medicaid prescriptions, including CVS Caremark and Optum, charged the state nearly 9% more than what they paid pharmacies for the actual drug. The audit urged the state to switch to a …

CVS Caremark

Ohio sues Express Scripts for overcharging state pension fund | Healthcare Dive | 7/15/2020

CVS Caremark and Optum, charged the state nearly 9% more than what they paid pharmacies for the actual drug. The audit urged the state to switch to a different pricing model, or what’s known as a “pass-through” pricing option and to get rid of spread pricing. The state listened and ended the contracts and instituted new terms that did not include spread pricing. Yost, then state auditor, conducted his …

Teladoc

Digital health funding shatters records with $6.3B in 1st half of 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 7/14/2020

Teladoc buying provider telehealth business InTouch Health for $600 million. That deal closed earlier this month. A record 921 investors participated in the first half of the year, the largest number since 2010. More than half (488) participated in deals in the second quarter, led by Optum Ventures, a venture fund launched by healthcare behemoth UnitedHealth Group in 2017. Recommended Reading …

InTouch Health

Digital health funding shatters records with $6.3B in 1st half of 2020 | Healthcare Dive | 7/14/2020

InTouch Health for $600 million. That deal closed earlier this month. A record 921 investors participated in the first half of the year, the largest number since 2010. More than half (488) participated in deals in the second quarter, led by Optum Ventures, a venture fund launched by healthcare behemoth UnitedHealth Group in 2017. Recommended Reading …

Beacon Health Options

What Will The Payers Change Post-COVID-19? OPEN MINDS Announces July 14 Executive Roundtable On Telehealth Featuring Optum, Aetna, Beacon & Alliance Health Executives | PR Newswire | 7/13/2020

… Beacon Health Options; and Roberta Montemayor , director of telemental health innovation for network strategy at Optum Behavioral Health. In addition, the health plan managers will be prepared to answer some of the toughest questions facing our current disrupted health and human service market, including: What pre-crisis restrictions are likely to re-appear and what will be forever changed? Will telehealth be reimbursed at the same rate as face-to …

Novartis

Halfway in, 2020 looks like a banner year for digital health M&As, with 35 deals | MobiHealthNews | 7/10/2020

… Novartis, lululemon and Walmart. With disclosed price tags for only a handful of the deals, it’s hard to say anything definitive about the money, but it comes to at least $1.2 billion, and that goes up to $1.6 billion if you count the still-unconfirmed merger: Optum’s planned $470 million purchase of AbleTo. As usual, you can read on below for all 35 deals, sorted descending price-tag order, then …

AbleTo

Halfway in, 2020 looks like a banner year for digital health M&As, with 35 deals | MobiHealthNews | 7/10/2020

… Optum’s planned $470 million purchase of AbleTo. As usual, you can read on below for all 35 deals, sorted descending price-tag order, then in chronological order for those with prices undisclosed, which make up the majority. (As a side note, my email is always open for tips, including ones about acquisition prices, if you’re an investor or stakeholder who feels inclined to fill in some of those blanks). Take …

CVS Health

Walgreens resets retail clinics with VillageMD partnership but faces tough competition ahead - MedCity News | 7/9/2020

… clinics at its stores through a partnership with VillageMD. But the company will face a tough battle ahead with competitors CVS Health and Walmart, according to Forrester Senior Analyst Arielle Trzcinski. While CVS has been … model. The company has also tested partnerships with Jenny Craig, Optum’s MedExpress urgent care centers, and most infamously, Theranos. Most people associate retail health with a small, in-store office where they go for something …

Vivify Health

Forbes Insights: How UnitedHealth Group Harnesses Data For A Better Covid-19 Response | 7/9/2020

… organizations with the most advanced data analytics capabilities proved to be best equipped to respond. UnitedHealth Group (UHG)—which comprises Optum, its pharmacy and care delivery division, and UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer—oversees … to treat the virus. Here’s how. In 2019, UHG acquired Vivify Health, a company that uses wifi-connected biometric tools—think blood-pressure cuffs, glucose monitors, pulse oximeters, scales and digital thermometers—to monitor patients …

VillageMD

Walgreens resets retail clinics with VillageMD partnership but faces tough competition ahead - MedCity News | 7/9/2020

Walgreens is plotting a big, multiyear expansion of its health services with primary care company VillageMD. Photo credit: Walgreens Walgreens Boots Alliance revamped its retail clinic strategy Wednesday, announcing plans to roll out hundreds of … model. The company has also tested partnerships with Jenny Craig, Optum’s MedExpress urgent care centers, and most infamously, Theranos. Most people associate retail health with a small, in-store office where they go for something …

Walgreens Boots Alliance

Walgreens resets retail clinics with VillageMD partnership but faces tough competition ahead - MedCity News | 7/9/2020

Walgreens is plotting a big, multiyear expansion of its health services with primary care company VillageMD. Photo credit: Walgreens Walgreens Boots Alliance revamped its retail clinic strategy Wednesday, announcing plans to roll out hundreds of … model. The company has also tested partnerships with Jenny Craig, Optum’s MedExpress urgent care centers, and most infamously, Theranos. Most people associate retail health with a small, in-store office where they go for something …

Amazon Health

Online pharmacy Truepill raises $25 million to expand into telehealth | VentureBeat | 7/8/2020

… EMR) system with telehealth in mind to “ensure a seamless experience,” as Afridi put it. Above: Truepill telehealth with EMR integrated The latest round of funding, which includes investment from TI Platform Fund, Optum Ventures, Initialized Capital, and Sound Ventures, was already in the works before the COVID-19 crisis unfolded. However, the financing has proved crucial as Truepill scrambles to meet the growing demand for its services during the …

IngenioRx

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

… acquisitions, partnerships, affiliations and mergers involving health plans this year, beginning with the most recent: 1. Anthem’s pharmacy benefit manager, IngenioRx, acquired Zipdrug, a pharmacy management startup.2. Molina Healthcare completed its acquisition of some … New York, which serves Western and Northeastern New York. 6. Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a managed care unit within Magellan Health …

Rock Health

VCs just poured $5.4 billion into startups forging the future of healthcare. Here are the 11 top digital health startups that took home the most cash. | Business Insider | 7/8/2020

… and start reading now. Digital health companies raised $5.4 billion in the first half of 2020, a new record, per Rock Health. The total was driven by 11 deals valued at $100 million or more … raised $100 million in May from new and existing backers Optum Ventures, General Catalyst, ARCH Venture Partners, 8VC, and more. The Series C round brought Mindstrong’s total funding to $160 million, a spokesperson told BI …

Khosla Ventures

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… of funding announcements reported by MobiHealthNews this quarter, along with links to their associated news stories. Company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford The company is planning to use this … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Thrive Capital

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… reported by MobiHealthNews this quarter, along with links to their associated news stories. Company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford The company is planning to use this latest infusion of … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Foresite Capital

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… Foresite Capital, GV, Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds …

General Catalyst

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… full list of funding announcements reported by MobiHealthNews this quarter, along with links to their associated news stories. Company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford The company is planning to … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Andreessen Horowitz

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… technology and services and help providers scale. Amwell is among the largest consumer and enterprise telehealth providers. Series B $143 Andreessen Horowitz, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, T. Rowe Price Associates, BlackRock, Casdin Capital, HOF … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

BlackRock

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… BlackRock, Casdin Capital, HOF Capital, WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners …

Allianz X

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… offers direct-to-consumer health insurance. Currently it has plans for individuals and families, businesses, and Medicare Advantage plans. $194 Allianz X and Takeda The company plans to use the new money to help expand … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Alexandria Venture

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities they already …

Alexandria Venture Investments

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities they already …

T. Rowe Price

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… Amwell is among the largest consumer and enterprise telehealth providers. Series B $143 Andreessen Horowitz, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, T. Rowe Price Associates, BlackRock, Casdin Capital, HOF Capital, WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, ARCH … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Third Rock Ventures

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to …

Lakestar

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… announcements reported by MobiHealthNews this quarter, along with links to their associated news stories. Company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford The company is planning to use this latest infusion … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Casdin Capital

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… Casdin Capital, HOF Capital, WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund, ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa …

Two Sigma

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services …

Two Sigma Ventures

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services …

ARCH Venture Partners

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… ARCH Venture Partners, Foresite Capital, GV, Third Rock Ventures, Two Sigma Ventures, and Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana …

HealthCare Partners

Optum, Wider Circle and Helping Hands Community Partner to Deliver Free, Fresh Food to Vulnerable People in Los Angeles County During COVID-19 Pandemic | Business Wire | 6/26/2020

LOS ANGELES- Optum , a leading health services company, and Wider Circle , a tech-enabled community-based health care services company that drives better health for older adults and other vulnerable communities, have partnered with Helping … communities.” During today’s event, Optum volunteers from its AppleCare and HealthCare Partners physician groups, Wider Circle staff, volunteers from HHC and other community partners, packed and loaded food supplies into Uber vehicles. Uber drivers then …

Oak HC/FT

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo Health Ventures also participated in the round. Though DispatchHealth has developed partnerships with payers and local provider groups , at the beginning, it had to develop a new model for reimbursement. “When I first developed the model, there was no way to get paid. Then I …

Questa Capital

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo Health Ventures also participated in the round. Though DispatchHealth has developed partnerships with payers and local provider groups , at the beginning, it had to develop a new model for reimbursement. “When I first developed the model, there was no way to get paid. Then I …

Alta Partners

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo Health Ventures also participated in the round. Though DispatchHealth has developed partnerships with payers and local provider groups , at the beginning, it had to develop a new model for reimbursement. “When I first developed the model, there was no way to get paid. Then I …

Echo Health Ventures

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo Health Ventures also participated in the round. Though DispatchHealth has developed partnerships with payers and local provider groups , at the beginning, it had to develop a new model for reimbursement. “When I first developed the model, there was no way to get paid. Then I …

Town Hall Ventures

Somatus Lands $64M to Expand Value-Based Kidney Care Model | HIT Consultant | 6/23/2020

Optum Ventures and Deerfield Management Company , and included participation from existing investors Blue Venture Fund , Flare Capital , and Town Hall Ventures . This investment round, combined with prior funding, brings the Company’s total capital raised to over $105 million to date. Transforming Value-Based Kidney Care Of the 37 million Americans with kidney disease, the vast majority are unaware they have it. The disease often amplifies the severity of other conditions …

Deerfield Management

Somatus Lands $64M to Expand Value-Based Kidney Care Model | HIT Consultant | 6/23/2020

Optum Ventures and Deerfield Management Company , and included participation from existing investors Blue Venture Fund , Flare Capital , and Town Hall Ventures . This investment round, combined with prior funding, brings the Company’s total capital raised to over $105 million to date. Transforming Value-Based Kidney Care Of the 37 million Americans with kidney disease, the vast majority are unaware they have it. The disease often amplifies the severity of other conditions …

Balderton Capital

Kaia Health Lands $26M to Expand AI-Driven Digital Therapeutics for MSK Conditions & COPD | HIT Consultant | 6/19/2020

Digital therapeutics company Kaia Health raises $26M in Series B funding to help grow its digital therapy solutions for musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions, and expand into new conditions. – The investment was led by Optum Ventures, Idinvest and capital300, plus participation from Balderton Capital, Heartcore Capital and Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership with world 1 golfer Rory McIlroy. – Kaia Health’s smartphone-based approach to managing chronic conditions uses a proprietary 2D motion …

Kaiser Permanente

Optum: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives | FierceHealthcare | 7/20/2020

… COVID-19 reality, and they’re leaning on health insurers to assist with the process, according to a new survey from Optum. Optum surveyed (PDF) 200 human resources professionals at companies with 3,000 or more employees … they expect it will take two to three months. RELATED: Kaiser Permanente wants to help employees safely return to their workspaces amid COVID-19. Here’s how Seth Serxner, Ph.D., chief health officer at Optum and …

John Muir Health

Boulder Community Health remains independent with Optum partnership | Healthcare Finance | 7/20/2020

Through the deal, Optum will manage the health system’s data and analytics, revenue cycle management and care coordination. Mallory Hackett , Associate Editor Boulder Community Health has launched a new partnership with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum to … second of its kind, with the company teaming up with John Muir Health last year . In that deal, Optum took over the system’s non-clinical functions and approximately 540 employees from John Muir Health were …

Tenet Healthcare

Changemakers: Paul Kusserow, President and CEO, Amedisys | Home Health Care News | 7/16/2020

… after doing the deal, we showed it worked. The results were spectacular. Payers at that point were starting to watch Optum. They said, “Okay. They’re buying all these services. Why?” We, at that point, said … career. I did it at Humana. I did it at Tenet Healthcare. When I was at Tenet, I ran a venture fund. We started a whole bunch of businesses that turned out well. Prior to …

MemorialCare

SCAN Health Plan Recognizes Top-Performing Medical Groups in California Provider Network | PR Newswire | 7/15/2020

MemorialCare Medical Foundation Monarch Healthcare Optum Optum Riverside Medical Clinic Scripps Health Plan Services, Inc. St. Joseph Heritage Healthcare Torrance Memorial IPA UCLA Medical Group SCAN’s internal quality metrics center on preventive screenings, treatment of chronic conditions and appropriate documentation to ensure members get the care they need to remain healthy and independent. These metrics are similar to those used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) in its …

Surgical Care Affiliates

Optum Q2 revenue up 16.7%, hits $32.7B: 5 things to know | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/15/2020

Optum Q2 revenue up 16.7%, hits $32.7B: 5 things to know Laura Dyrda - Optum continues to report revenue growth in the second quarter of 2020 despite the pandemic. Five things to know:1. Optum reported … employed and affiliated physicians of OptumCare, which includes ASC company Surgical Care Affiliates.4. For the second quarter, Optum reported a 6.8 percent operating margin.5. Surgical Care Affiliates ended the second quarter with 230 …

Cleveland Clinic

AppliedVR testing the use of at-home virtual reality therapy for chronic pain | FierceHealthcare | 7/13/2020

… programs for palliative care and chronic pain with the VA and is also working on clinical trials with Geisinger and Cleveland Clinic to study VR as a replacement for prescription opioids. Amid the COVID-19 … mental health. U.K.-based Oxford VR , which is backed by Optum Ventures, offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients. MindMaze recently raised $100 million in funding for its virtual reality …

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland OH

AppliedVR testing the use of at-home virtual reality therapy for chronic pain | FierceHealthcare | 7/13/2020

… programs for palliative care and chronic pain with the VA and is also working on clinical trials with Geisinger and Cleveland Clinic to study VR as a replacement for prescription opioids. Amid the COVID-19 … mental health. U.K.-based Oxford VR , which is backed by Optum Ventures, offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients. MindMaze recently raised $100 million in funding for its virtual reality …

Geisinger

Florida digestive health clinics merge — 3 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/13/2020

Optum leads $26M funding round for digital therapeutics startup © Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here . This routine screening saves lives, but many Americans go without — Geisinger is trying to change that Featured Whitepapers Contact Us 1.800.417.2035 Copyright © 2020 Becker’s Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Interested in linking to or reprinting our content? View our policies by clicking here . Employee …

Department of Veterans Affairs

AppliedVR testing the use of at-home virtual reality therapy for chronic pain | FierceHealthcare | 7/13/2020

… therapy to help ease patients’ acute pain after surgery or during hospitalization. The company also has teamed up with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to target and ease chronic pain in the comfort of … mental health. U.K.-based Oxford VR , which is backed by Optum Ventures, offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients. MindMaze recently raised $100 million in funding for its virtual reality …

UnityPoint Health

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With … Peaks Ventures, Concord Health Partners, Philips Health Technology Ventures and UnityPoint Health Ventures The startup will be ramping up its technology offerings and increasing market expansion efforts with the new funds. Bright.md’s primary offering is …

Sutter Health

COVID-19 drives up demand for mental healthcare | Modern Healthcare | 6/27/2020

… workstation allows patients to connect with psychiatrists from around the country via its telepsychiatry program. On screen is Tim Jones, Sutter Health’s telepsychiatry program manager. Weeks of social distancing and economic uncertainty caused by COVID … providing additional supports through its mobile app. Since March UnitedHealthcare’s Optum subsidiary has added 45% more providers available to offer virtual mental healthcare, she said. “We continue to enhance access to mental and behavioral health …

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic teams with Medically Home to expand in-home hospital care | FierceHealthcare | 6/24/2020

Mayo Clinic is investing in Boston-based Medically Home as it teams up with the company to launch a new at-home advanced care model. The model will give patients with conditions that were previously … Health scored $135.8 million in series C financing led by Optum Ventures, the venture arm of Optum. Dispatch sends emergency care-trained medical teams to patients’ homes armed with mobile blood work labs, IV fluids …

Allina Health

10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates in 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

Here are 10 updates on Surgical Care Affiliates, an Optum company. 1. Surgical Care Affiliates facilities generate more than $2 billion in revenue in normal operating times, which has allowed the company to invest in … more health system partnerships like they did with Minneapolis-based Allina Health Systems to develop ASCs. More articles on ASCs …

Ascension

33 hospitals, health systems planning new ASCs this year | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

… a joint venture between Jackson, Mich.-based Henry Ford Allegiance Health and Brighton, Mich.-based Advanced Orthopedic Specialists. Glendale-based Ascension Wisconsin opened a $42 million medical center in Mount Pleasant, Wis., that will eventually … N.C., on Jan. 10. Eden Prairie, Minn.-based ASC operator Optum finalized a partnership with Minneapolis-based Allina Health in December, paving the way for the development of up to a dozen surgery centers in …

United Surgical Partners

ValueHealth gets a new CEO & more — 14 ASC industry notes | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

… reconciliation payments. Two Cleveland Clinic cardiologists now see patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wooster (Ohio) Milltown Specialty and Surgery Center. Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led a recent $26 million funding … of local physicians and a subsidiary of Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International are seeking approval to open an ambulatory surgical treatment center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. More articles on surgery centers …

Medical Center

33 hospitals, health systems planning new ASCs this year | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

… hospitals and health systems that have opened or announced plans to open an ASC in 2020. Orangeburg, S.C.-based Regional Medical Center received county approval to build an ASC on its main campus. Nashville, Tenn … N.C., on Jan. 10. Eden Prairie, Minn.-based ASC operator Optum finalized a partnership with Minneapolis-based Allina Health in December, paving the way for the development of up to a dozen surgery centers in …

University Medical Center

33 hospitals, health systems planning new ASCs this year | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

… S.C.-based Regional Medical Center received county approval to build an ASC on its main campus. Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center plans to convert a former supermarket into an ASC for more than … N.C., on Jan. 10. Eden Prairie, Minn.-based ASC operator Optum finalized a partnership with Minneapolis-based Allina Health in December, paving the way for the development of up to a dozen surgery centers in …

United Surgical Partners International

ValueHealth gets a new CEO & more — 14 ASC industry notes | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

… reconciliation payments. Two Cleveland Clinic cardiologists now see patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wooster (Ohio) Milltown Specialty and Surgery Center. Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led a recent $26 million funding … of local physicians and a subsidiary of Addison, Texas-based United Surgical Partners International are seeking approval to open an ambulatory surgical treatment center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. More articles on surgery centers …

Advocate Health Care

10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates in 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

Optum company. 1. Surgical Care Affiliates facilities generate more than $2 billion in revenue in normal operating times, which has allowed the company to invest in systems and processes to measure outcomes and results.2. The ASC company has 230 surgical facilities in 35 states and more than 8,000 physicians affiliated with its centers.3. The company has several partnerships with health systems and payers, including Virtua, Advocate Health Care

Sinai Health System

ValueHealth gets a new CEO & more — 14 ASC industry notes | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

Optum Ventures, the investment arm of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, led a recent $26 million funding round for smartphone-based chronic condition management startup Kaia Health. The newly opened Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood in The Villages, Fla., will eventually include an ASC. Two de novo ASCs are being developed in Michigan, according to Adam Warda, vice president of finance for Smithfield Surgical Partners. Chicago-based Sinai Health System received …

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Change Healthcare acquires pharmacy software company, 9 other health IT notes | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/15/2020

Optum welcomed Patrick Conway, MD, as its new CEO of Care Solutions June 9. Google teamed up with the University of California Berkeley to develop artificial intelligence tools that help clinicians and researchers sift through research publication databases. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs added to its EHR implementation contract with Cerner, awarding the Kansas City, Mo.-based vendor a one-year, $98.6 million task order to provide sustainment support …

Providence Health

Mental health startups saw record funding in Q1. Here are other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 5/1/2020

… ON-DEMAND Panel Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating … landed a $13 million series A funding round led by Optum Ventures. The company offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients and plans to use the funding to expand in …

DaVita Medical Group

Optum in talks to acquire virtual therapy provider for $470M, sources say — 4 details | Becker’s ASC Review | 5/1/2020

UnitedHealth’s Optum division could acquire virtual therapy provider AbleTo for about $470 million, according to CNBC . Four things to know: 1. People familiar with the deal told CNBC that Optum is in talks with AbleTo … statement on the potential transaction. 4. Optum’s previous acquisitions include DaVita Medical Group and Vivify Health, a patient-monitoring startup. More articles on surgery centers …

UPMC

Mental health startups saw record funding in Q1. Here are other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 5/1/2020

… Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating risk adjustment practices … landed a $13 million series A funding round led by Optum Ventures. The company offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients and plans to use the funding to expand in …

HCA Healthcare

Hundreds Of U.S. Hospitals Join Convalescent Plasma Study To Treat Coronavirus | Forbes | 4/24/2020

… the study will be measured in part on a massive plasma collection effort, those involved say. “We’re encouraging the communities HCA Healthcare serves to join us in this important effort to help identify donors,” HCA … health insurance company UnitedHealthcare and the large medical care provider Optum, donated $5 million earlier this week to the effort to expand availability of “investigational convalescent plasma treatments for COVID-19 patients nationwide.” “Developing therapeutics …

Cigna

Employers give insurers a middling grade on push to greater value: Leapfrog survey | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

Cigna and Aetna in the middle at 2.5 and 2.47, respectively. RELATED: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives, Optum survey finds “While employers are favorable toward health plans in general they also show that the health plans need to improve really on their drive for quality, value, transparency—that seems to be lacking” Jill Berger, Leapfrog’s director of employee and payer engagement, told Fierce …

Aetna

Employers give insurers a middling grade on push to greater value: Leapfrog survey | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

Aetna in the middle at 2.5 and 2.47, respectively. RELATED: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives, Optum survey finds “While employers are favorable toward health plans in general they also show that the health plans need to improve really on their drive for quality, value, transparency—that seems to be lacking” Jill Berger, Leapfrog’s director of employee and payer engagement, told Fierce Healthcare. UnitedHealth …

UnitedHealthcare

Employers give insurers a middling grade on push to greater value: Leapfrog survey | FierceHealthcare | 7/21/2020

UnitedHealthcare the lowest, giving it a 2.29 GPA. Blues plans, including Anthem, earned the highest GPA at 2.56, with Cigna and Aetna in the middle at 2.5 and 2.47, respectively. RELATED: Employers leaning on health plans to help with return to workplace initiatives, Optum survey finds “While employers are favorable toward health plans in general they also show that the health plans need to improve really on their drive for …

Humana

Changemakers: Paul Kusserow, President and CEO, Amedisys | Home Health Care News | 7/16/2020

… from the Amedisys turnaround, what changemaking efforts are you proud of? Well, I’d maybe go back to my time at Humana. In 2012, I helped Humana bring in SeniorBridge. That was a hard fight, trying … were spectacular. Payers at that point were starting to watch Optum. They said, “Okay. They’re buying all these services. Why?” We, at that point, said, “We need to be in the home. That’s our play …

Molina Healthcare

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

… this year, beginning with the most recent: 1. Anthem’s pharmacy benefit manager, IngenioRx, acquired Zipdrug, a pharmacy management startup.2. Molina Healthcare completed its acquisition of some assets of YourCare Health Plan. 3. A subsidiary … New York, which serves Western and Northeastern New York. 6. Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a managed care unit within Magellan Health …

Magellan Health

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a managed care unit within Magellan Health. 8. Health insurance startup Bright Health closed its acquisition of Brand New Day, a California-based Medicare Advantage health plan. 9. Brown & Toland Physicians in Oakland, Calif., will join Blue Shield of California subsidiary Altais. 10. Virginia health systems Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk and VCU …

Centene Corp

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

… Centene Corp. is going to acquire the membership of NextLevel Health Partners, an Illinois Medicaid plan. 4. Cigna is partnering with Priority Health, the health plan of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, on several initiatives. 5. Highmark, which serves regions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, signed an agreement to affiliate with HealthNow New York, which serves Western and Northeastern New York. 6. Optum acquired post-acute care management …

WellCare Health

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

… and West Virginia, signed an agreement to affiliate with HealthNow New York, which serves Western and Northeastern New York. 6. Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive … and operate primary care centers for Medicare Advantage patients. 12. WellCare Health Plans and Centene secured all regulatory requirements needed to merge. 13. Health insurers Cigna and Oscar partnered to provide commercial health solutions to …

Bright Health

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a managed care unit within Magellan Health. 8. Health insurance startup Bright Health closed its acquisition of Brand New Day, a California-based Medicare Advantage health plan. 9. Brown & Toland Physicians in Oakland, Calif., will join Blue Shield of California subsidiary Altais. 10. Virginia health systems Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk and VCU …

Health Net

19 payer exec moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/30/2020

The following payer executives changed their positions in June. They are listed below, in alphabetical order.1. Health Net appointed Kerri Balbone COO for Health Net of California and California health and wellness. 2. Magellan Health appointed Caroline Carney , MD, CMO. 3. Patrick Conway , MD, joined Optum as the company’s CEO of Care Solutions. 4. The Health Plan added Scott Dail as a national sales executive. 5. AmeriHealth Caritas named …

Monarch HealthCare

Optum, Wider Circle and Helping Hands Community Partner to Deliver Free, Fresh Food to Vulnerable People in Los Angeles County During COVID-19 Pandemic | Business Wire | 6/26/2020

LOS ANGELES- Optum , a leading health services company, and Wider Circle , a tech-enabled community-based health care services company that drives better health for older adults and other vulnerable communities, have partnered with Helping … networks, including OptumCare Medical Group, HealthCare Partners, AppleCare Medical Group, Monarch HealthCare and North American Medical Management of California. More information is at www.optum.com . About Wider Circle Wider Circle works with health plans nationally to …

Premera Blue Cross

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

During the last year, Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager and care services group, has continued to grow as a major presence in the healthcare industry. Here’s a timeline of Optum’s key updates, reported by … San Francisco Bay Area. Sept. 9, 2019: Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross co-lead a $24 million series B financing round for Vim, a platform aiming to foster collaboration between healthcare providers and payers …

Providence Health Plan

Mental health startups saw record funding in Q1. Here are other sectors attracting investment amid COVID-19 | FierceHealthcare | 5/1/2020

… ON-DEMAND Panel Weighs in on Moving Risk Adjustment Upstream for Better Care Plans and Revenue Capture. Join leaders from Providence Health Plan, UPMC, and Presbyterian as they discuss their individual paths to successfully integrating … landed a $13 million series A funding round led by Optum Ventures. The company offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients and plans to use the funding to expand in …

MultiPlan

What Optum, Humana, Ascension & more are doing to advance blockchain | Becker’s Hospital Review | 11/26/2019

For blockchain to be successful in healthcare, it needs to scale. This is why collaborations have been created between major healthcare organizations to grow the technology. In April 2018, five healthcare giants — Humana, MultiPlan, Quest Diagnostics, UnitedHealthcare Group and Optum, launched the Synaptic Health Alliance, a pilot program using blockchain to ensure health plan provider directors include up-to-date physician information. Since then, St. Louis-based Ascension and Aetna …

Wellcare

UnitedHealth leads the way in Q3 as top insurers rake in $10.2B in profit | FierceHealthcare | 11/19/2019

… the water in profit for the third quarter, netting $5 billion on the back of continued double-digit growth at Optum. The second-highest profit earner for the quarter, CVS Health, earned $1.52 billion. CVS … Q3 2018 to $175 million in Q3 2019. RELATED: Centene, WellCare get OK from 5 states for $17B merger Centene’s profits took a significant jump year-over-year. The insurer posted $19 million in profit …

CareSource

West Virginia: Final avg. 2020 #ACA premiums: 6.7% increase…for the highest premiums in the country | 10/31/2019

There are three insurance carriers offering ACA-compliant individual market plans in West Virginia: CareSource, Highmark BCBS and Optum, although Optum has barely any enrollees at all, and the other two combined only total around 26,000 people in the state. The final, approved average unsubsdized premiums for 2020 haven’t changed from the requested rates–the weighted statewide average is a 6.7% increase. Nothing terribly noteworthy about any of this, except …

Health Alliance Plan

MEDIA ALERT: Healthcare and Life Sciences Leaders to Reveal How to Digitally Transform in New Era of Consumerism at Healthcare Customer Engagement Summit | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – What: The Healthcare Customer Engagement Summit will bring together healthcare and life sciences industry experts from leading organizations like Sutter Health, Express Scripts, Health Alliance Plan, Optum, HealthNow, Celgene, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, and Delta Dental to share how they are achieving breakthrough results with proactive customer engagement and intelligent automation. The event is hosted by Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA ), the software company empowering digital …

HealthNow New York

MEDIA ALERT: Healthcare and Life Sciences Leaders to Reveal How to Digitally Transform in New Era of Consumerism at Healthcare Customer Engagement Summit | PR Newswire | 10/22/2019

… will bring together healthcare and life sciences industry experts from leading organizations like Sutter Health, Express Scripts, Health Alliance Plan, Optum, HealthNow, Celgene, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, and Delta Dental to share how they are achieving … year’s event include: Steve Chambers , Sutter Health Melissa A. DeBoth , HealthNow New York Inc. Michael Dunbar , Delta Dental Donald Evans , Health Alliance Plan (HAP) Kintu Gupta , Delta Dental Jeanette Komasara , HealthNow New York Inc. Elie …

Oscar Health

UnitedHealthMedicare Advantage strategy: doctor network, benefits - Business Insider | 10/7/2019

… Advantage is a lucrative and growing business, so startups and established insurers are vying for a piece of it. Startups Oscar Health, Devoted Health, Bright Health, and Clover Health have raised a combined $3 billion … 2019 and signaled optimism for 2020, largely driven by its Optum unit. Read more: UnitedHealth is already the biggest US health insurer. Now it wants to make going to the doctor its next $100 billion …

Anthem

UnitedHealth sees minimal impact from rebate system overhaul | 4/16/2019

… on Tuesday reported a 22.2 percent rise in first-quarter profit, driven by strength in its main insurance business and Optum unit, which includes its pharmacy benefit management business. FILE PHOTO: Traders work at the … company fell 4 percent and dragged down those of rivals Anthem Inc, Centene Corp, Humana Inc and Cigna Corp. Advertisement “It goes back to the political pressure on the managed care area,” Thomas Martin, senior …

ComPsych

HMC Healthworks Recognized As Top 20 EAP Provider | PR Newswire | 1/4/2018

… Optum, ComPsych and Cleveland Clinic Wellness. Shortlister pairs relevant vendors with a consultant or employer searching for their services. To date Shortlister has helped thousands of employers representing more than four million lives find the vendors they need. Other vendor categories include disease management, wellness, corporate sleep disorder programs, financial wellness, and tobacco cessation. “Think eHarmony or Match.com for the employee benefits space,” explained Joe Miller , President, Shortlister, which is …

David Wichmann

UnitedHealth Group’s Q2 Report Reveals Payer Progress, Priorities | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/16/2020

Optum have both experienced the effects of an unprecedented decline in health care services,” said David Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. In addition to other actions intended to provide financial support to providers and patients, the company is expecting to pay $1 billion in rebates in future periods. However, after sustaining the blow of coronavirus in the first quarter, care delivery is starting to equilibrate. “We see the …

Laura Dyrda

Optum Q2 revenue up 16.7%, hits $32.7B: 5 things to know | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/15/2020

Optum Q2 revenue up 16.7%, hits $32.7B: 5 things to know Laura Dyrda - Optum continues to report revenue growth in the second quarter of 2020 despite the pandemic. Five things to know:1. Optum reported second-quarter revenue at $32.7 billion, up 16.7 percent from the $28 billion reported in the second quarter last year. Operating earnings were up slightly, to $2.2 percent.2. The company’s revenue growth was led …

David S. Wichmann

UnitedHealth Group Continues Efforts to Combat COVID-19, Reports Second Quarter Performance | Business Wire | 7/15/2020

… clinicians serving on the front lines of care, have tirelessly responded to COVID-19 with agility, innovation and compassion,” said David S. Wichmann, chief executive officer of UnitedHealth Group. “We moved swiftly to assist the … revenues increased $1.5 billion to $62.1 billion, reflecting growth at Optum and the UnitedHealthcare public-sector and senior businesses, partially offset by economic-related impacts at UnitedHealthcare commercial and global. Second quarter earnings from operations …

John Rex

UnitedHealth nearly doubles Q2 profit as COVID-19 delays care | Modern Healthcare | 7/15/2020

… deferral of elective procedures and routine care. UnitedHealthcare benefited across its health insurance and care delivery business segments. “UnitedHealthcare and Optum have both experienced the effects of an unprecedented decline in healthcare services,” UnitedHealth Group … compared to $2.6 billion in the same period last year. John Rex, chief financial officer of UnitedHealth, explained that inpatient care fell to about 75% of its normal levels at its lowest point in April …

Richard Migliori

Forbes Insights: How UnitedHealth Group Harnesses Data For A Better Covid-19 Response | 7/9/2020

… Optum, its pharmacy and care delivery division, and UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer—oversees 140 million patients who generate roughly 1.5 trillion transactions per year. “When people seek healthcare, they generate a lot of data,” says Richard Migliori, M.D., UHG’s chief medical officer. And through machine-learning, cloud-based solutions and powerful analytics tools, UHG is able to leverage that data to improve medical care, both for people infected …

Baillie Gifford

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… this quarter, along with links to their associated news stories. Company Alphabet, General Catalyst, Khosla Ventures, Lakestar, Thrive Capital and Baillie Gifford The company is planning to use this latest infusion of cash to expand … clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities …

Patrick Conway

19 payer exec moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/30/2020

The following payer executives changed their positions in June. They are listed below, in alphabetical order.1. Health Net appointed Kerri Balbone COO for Health Net of California and California health and wellness. 2. Magellan Health appointed Caroline Carney , MD, CMO. 3. Patrick Conway , MD, joined Optum as the company’s CEO of Care Solutions. 4. The Health Plan added Scott Dail as a national sales executive. 5. AmeriHealth Caritas named …

Sumit Dutta

Competitive orphan drug market will drive down prices, OptumRx predicts | FiercePharma | 6/24/2020

At the start of the year, pharmacy benefit manager OptumRx predicted that 40% of all new FDA-approved products in 2020 would be orphan drugs. The PBM hasn’t changed that forecast, but it has come … increasing the potential for reduced costs and broader patient accessibility,” Sumit Dutta, chief medical officer of OptumRx, wrote in a report (PDF). Dutta pointed to two examples, starting with risdiplam, Roche’s candidate to treat spinal …

Mark Prather

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

… provides in-home high-acuity care, from stitches to pneumonia treatment, recently raised $135.8 million in series C funding. Dr. Mark Prather co-founded the company in 2013. A former emergency physician and head of … that might need care over a longer duration of time. Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo …

Caitlin Zulla

10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates in 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

Here are 10 updates on Surgical Care Affiliates, an Optum company. 1. Surgical Care Affiliates facilities generate more than $2 billion in revenue in normal operating times, which has allowed the company to invest in … to acquire virtual therapy provider AbleTo for $470 million.10. Caitlin Zulla became CEO of Surgical Care Affiliates in December 2019 and has big plans for the company. In a February 2020 interview with Becker’s …

Heather Landi

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures | FierceHealthcare | 6/23/2020

With rising demand for in-home care, DispatchHealth scores $136M round backed by Optum Ventures by Heather Landi Jun 23, 2020 12:02pm DispatchHealth sends emergency care-trained medical teams to patients’ homes armed with mobile blood-work labs, IV fluids, nebulizers, and most of the standard equipment found in emergency rooms, to diagnose and treat patients. (DispatchHealth) As an emergency room physician for more than 20 years, Mark Prather, M.D …

Wyatt Decker

Who leads Optum? 16 execs to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

Optum, a big revenue-driver of UnitedHealth Group, is led by a medley of health insurance veterans, past hospital executives and healthcare outsiders. Here are 16 Optum executives to know: 1. Sir Andrew Witty, CEO … executive in the financial services industry before joining UntiedHealth. 3. Wyatt Decker, MD, CEO of OptumHealth. Dr. Decker joined Oputm in 2019 as CEO of OptumHealth, where he leads care delivery and ambulatory care services …

Andrew Witty

Who leads Optum? 16 execs to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

Optum, a big revenue-driver of UnitedHealth Group, is led by a medley of health insurance veterans, past hospital executives and healthcare outsiders. Here are 16 Optum executives to know: 1. Sir Andrew Witty, CEO. While Sir Witty is on leave to help lead the World Health Organization’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts, he will return to his role afterward. In addition to serving as CEO of Optum, Sir Witty was …

John Prince

Who leads Optum? 16 execs to know | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

Optum, a big revenue-driver of UnitedHealth Group, is led by a medley of health insurance veterans, past hospital executives and healthcare outsiders. Here are 16 Optum executives to know: 1. Sir Andrew Witty, CEO … serving as CEO of the Advisory Board since 2008. 9. John Prince, CEO of OptumRx. Mr. Prince runs Optum’s pharmacy business, OptumRx. He previously served as executive vice president and COO of Optum, and has …

Chris Pass

Administrative burden is healthcare’s ‘albatross’ — 5 actionable insights | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/19/2020

Administrative costs account for an estimated 34 percent of all U.S. healthcare expenses, according to a 2017 study in the Annals of Internal Medicine . In a June 15 webinar sponsored by Optum and hosted by Becker’s Hospital Review, Delphi Group Chairman and Founder Thomas Koulopoulos explained the dire costs of administrative inefficiencies in healthcare. He was joined by Walnut Creek, Calif.-based John Muir Health CFO Chris Pass, who described …

Konstantin Mehl

Here’s an exclusive look at the pitch deck that helped health startup Kaia Health raise $26 million to combat chronic pain | Business Insider | 6/18/2020

Konstantin Mehl, CEO of Kaia Health Kaia Health This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. New York-based health startup Kaia Health has raised a $26 million Series B round from investors including Optum Ventures, Idinvest and Capital300. Symphony Ventures, an investment partnership established by golfer Rory McIlroy, joined the round alongside existing investors Balderton Capital and Heartcore Capital. The funding …

Morgan Haefner

Optum hires ex-BCBSNC CEO to lead care solutions | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/11/2020

Optum hires ex-BCBSNC CEO to lead care solutions Morgan Haefner - Print Email Patrick Conway, MD, announced on Twitter June 9 that he joined Optum as the company’s CEO of Care Solutions. “Excited to recently start role as CEO of Care Solutions @Optum ,” he said. “Working to provide better health care to millions of people across the entire care continuum. Home care, mental health care, acute and post acute care …

Laura Wood

Global Patient Access Solutions Industry Insights 2015-2025 and Impact of COVID-19 | PR Newswire | 5/14/2020

… include The 3M Company, Cardinal Health Inc., Cerner Corporation, Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., Craneware Plc, McKesson Corporation, Epic Systems Corporation, Optum Inc., Conifer Health, The Advisory Board, Craneware, The SSI Group, ZirMed Inc., Cirius Group … focused, comprehensive and tailored research. Media Contact: Research and Markets Laura Wood , Senior Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call +1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call +1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 …

Alex Azar

Insurer-owned medical practices received CARES Act provider grants | Modern Healthcare | 5/4/2020

… We have returned all aid funds our provider organizations received under the CARES Act,” Kristin Anderson, a spokesperson for UnitedHealth’s Optum, said in a statement. HHS sent out the first $30 billion tranche of grant … any money. The American Hospital Association wrote to HHS Secretary Alex Azar on April 27 lamenting that hospitals and health systems got an estimated 44% of the first $50 billion in general grant funds the …

Mark Lee

InHealth MD Alliance Hires Dr. Mark Leenay as CEO | Business Wire | 4/28/2020

… 2020– InHealth MD Alliance (“IMA”), a leading independent provider of high-quality primary care physician services, today announced that Dr. Mark Leenay has joined the organization as CEO, effective April 27, 2020. Dr. Leenay succeeds … as a Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Optum, the health services platform of UnitedHealth Group. In his final two years with Optum International in London, Dr. Leenay oversaw all clinical programs, including …

Jeff Lagasse

Artificial Intelligence holds promise in improving revenue cycle management in healthcare | Healthcare Finance | 4/27/2020

By automating certain data-driven tasks, administrative waste can be dramatically reduced and RCM operations can move more efficiently. Jeff Lagasse , Associate Editor The presence of artificial intelligence has been increasing in the healthcare industry … HIMSS20 digital presentation , Mark Morsch, vice president of technology at Optum360, cited data indicating that there can be as much as $200 billion in administrative waste in the healthcare system due to inefficient revenue cycle …

Angie Stewart

Optum CEO taking temporary leave, Q1 revenues hit $32.8B — 7 things to know | Becker’s ASC Review | 4/15/2020

Sponsored by VMG Health 214.369.4888 Optum CEO taking temporary leave, Q1 revenues hit $32.8B — 7 things to know Written by Angie Stewart April 15, 2020 Print Email Optum announced April 15 that CEO Andrew Witty is taking a temporary leave of absence and reported $32.8 billion in revenues for the first quarter of 2020. Seven things to know: 1. Mr. Witty, who also serves as Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group’s …

Dirk McMahon

UnitedHealth profit beats forecasts with ‘minimal’ COVID-19 impact | Star Tribune | 4/15/2020

… against the coronavirus. The Minnetonka-based firm, which is the nation’s largest health insurer, said Wednesday the head of its Optum data and health services arm, Andrew Witty, will spend the rest of the year … serious financial hits, which means some could be dropping coverage. Dirk McMahon, the chief executive of health insurance division UnitedHealthcare, said the company has increased the share of customers being granted grace periods with paying …

Maju Samuel

UnitedHealth rises on ‘minimal’ COVID-19 impact on results, reiterated outlook | Yahoo News | 4/15/2020

… spreading respiratory illness worsened only late in the quarter. The company said Andrew Witty, head of UnitedHealth’s pharmacy benefit unit, Optum, will take a leave of absence to help lead the World Health Organization’s new … by Manojna Maddipatla and Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

Manojna Maddipatla

UnitedHealth rises on ‘minimal’ COVID-19 impact on results, reiterated outlook | Yahoo News | 4/15/2020

… spreading respiratory illness worsened only late in the quarter. The company said Andrew Witty, head of UnitedHealth’s pharmacy benefit unit, Optum, will take a leave of absence to help lead the World Health Organization’s new … 64.42 billion, beating Street estimates of $64.32 billion. (Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla and Trisha Roy in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel …

New York, New York

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

… facility-based behavioral healthcare staffing programs. The company partnered with Amwell in December 2018 to expand its capabilities. AMC Health (New York, N.Y.). For over 16 years, AMC Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth … and telepresence robotics. Vivify Health (Plano, Texas). Vivify Health, an Optum company, has a mobile, cloud-based platform that powers remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring and patient education. It has …

State of New York

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

… facility-based behavioral healthcare staffing programs. The company partnered with Amwell in December 2018 to expand its capabilities. AMC Health (New York, N.Y.). For over 16 years, AMC Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth … and telepresence robotics. Vivify Health (Plano, Texas). Vivify Health, an Optum company, has a mobile, cloud-based platform that powers remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring and patient education. It has …

York, Pennsylvania

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

… based behavioral healthcare staffing programs. The company partnered with Amwell in December 2018 to expand its capabilities. AMC Health (New York, N.Y.). For over 16 years, AMC Health has provided clinically proven, successful telehealth and … and telepresence robotics. Vivify Health (Plano, Texas). Vivify Health, an Optum company, has a mobile, cloud-based platform that powers remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring and patient education. It has …

State of California

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With … liver performance, nutrition and COVID-19. $64 OMERS Growth Equity, California Medical Association, Meritech Capital, Echo Health Ventures, CVF and GV The funds will help it to continue growing new and existing ACOs in addition …

Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Part Time Behavioral Health Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute - UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN | 6/12/2020

… Behavioral Health Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute Part Time Behavioral Health Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute UnitedHealth Group Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States 14 hours ago Apply Now Description For those who want … data and will require renewal every five years. Careers with Optum. Here’s the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes …

State of Texas

10 things to know about Surgical Care Affiliates in 2020 | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/23/2020

Here are 10 updates on Surgical Care Affiliates, an Optum company. 1. Surgical Care Affiliates facilities generate more than $2 billion in revenue in normal operating times, which has allowed the company to invest in … and payers, including Virtua, Advocate Health Care, UnityPoint Health, UnitedHealthcare,Texas Health Resources, Cigna, CHI Health and Indiana University Health.4. SCA continues to open centers amid the pandemic; most recently, its affiliate First Coast …

State of Indiana

Urgent Care Centers Can Address Gaps in Access to Primary Care According to New Research from UnitedHealth Group | Business Wire | 6/25/2020

… rural areas. MedExpress is also partnering with Medicaid programs and managed care plans to deliver well-child visits in Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Similar partnerships throughout the … UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter. View source version …

State of Minnesota

Part Time Behavioral Health Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute - UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN | 6/12/2020

… Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute Part Time Behavioral Health Assess and Triage Care Advocate - Telecommute UnitedHealth Group Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States 14 hours ago Apply Now Description For those who want to invent … data and will require renewal every five years. Careers with Optum. Here’s the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes …

Denver, Colorado

DispatchHealth raises $135.8M for in-home urgent care - MedCity News | 6/24/2020

Most home health startups focus on remote monitoring or bringing caregivers into patients’ homes. But Denver-based DispatchHealth is taking a different approach. The company, which provides in-home high-acuity care, from stitches to … that might need care over a longer duration of time. Optum Ventures led the series C round, and Oak HC/FT and Humana also joined as investors. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo …

Alexandria, Virginia

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities they already …

Bristol, Connecticut

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

… therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With … build tech-enabled accountable care organizations. $60 Novo Holdings, Evotec, Bristol Myers Squibb and GT Healthcare Capital Partners The money will expand the various projects in Exscientia’s portfolio and pipeline, and help it launch new …

Alexandria, Louisiana

Digital health investments stay the course in Q2 2020 | MobiHealthNews | 7/2/2020

Alexandria Venture Investments The funds will support the continued construction of its technology, and allow it to begin pursuing genetically validated targets and therapeutics among certain patient populations. insitro analyzes genetic, phenotypic and clinical data to find likely candidates for new treatments. $135.80 Optum Ventures, Alta Partners, Questa Capital, Echo Health Ventures, Oak HC/FT and Humana. With these funds, DispatchHealth plans to grow its services in cities they already …

San Francisco, California

Optum’s presence in healthcare this past year: A timeline | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/16/2020

During the last year, Optum, UnitedHealth Group’s pharmacy benefit manager and care services group, has continued to grow as a major presence in the healthcare industry. Here’s a timeline of Optum’s key updates, reported by … the system remain independent and become more competitive in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sept. 9, 2019: Optum Ventures and Premera Blue Cross co-lead a $24 million series B financing round for Vim, a …

Las Vegas, Nevada

Medical Assistant Bilingual Spanish Surgical Setting - UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV | 6/11/2020

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State of Nevada

Medical Assistant - Las Vegas and Henderson, NV - UnitedHealth Group - Las Vegas, NV | 6/12/2020

Medical Assistant - Las Vegas and Henderson, NV Medical Assistant - Las Vegas and Henderson, NV UnitedHealth Group Las Vegas, Nevada, United States 14 hours ago Apply Now Description Do you have compassion and a passion to help others? Transforming healthcare and millions of lives as a result starts with the values you embrace and the passion you bring to achieve your life’s best work.(sm) Southwest Medical, part of OptumCare, is …

State of Washington

StartUPDATES: New developments from healthcare startups - MedCity News | 6/26/2020

… hired Matt Stiner , former director at Humana Military, to lead its government affairs department. In addition, the company partnered with Washington, D.C.-based venture firm Risk and Return to further expand its presence in the … chronic conditions, raised $135.8 million in a Series C round. Optum Ventures led the new funding, joined by Oak HC/FT and Humana. Previous investors Alta Partners, Questa Capital and Echo Health Ventures also took …

Conway, Arkansas

19 payer exec moves | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/30/2020

The following payer executives changed their positions in June. They are listed below, in alphabetical order.1. Health Net appointed Kerri Balbone COO for Health Net of California and California health and wellness. 2. Magellan Health appointed Caroline Carney , MD, CMO. 3. Patrick Conway , MD, joined Optum as the company’s CEO of Care Solutions. 4. The Health Plan added Scott Dail as a national sales executive. 5. AmeriHealth Caritas named …

Los Angeles, California

AppliedVR testing the use of at-home virtual reality therapy for chronic pain | FierceHealthcare | 7/13/2020

Los Angeles-based AppliedVR’s virtual reality platform—which uses goggles and headsets to create an immersive, 3D virtual world—has been aimed at alleviating everything from labor pains during childbirth to the pain from burns … mental health. U.K.-based Oxford VR , which is backed by Optum Ventures, offers a clinically validated virtual reality platform to treat mental health patients. MindMaze recently raised $100 million in funding for its virtual reality …

Boston, Massachusetts

Mayo Clinic teams with Medically Home to expand in-home hospital care | FierceHealthcare | 6/24/2020

Mayo Clinic is investing in Boston-based Medically Home as it teams up with the company to launch a new at-home advanced care model. The model will give patients with conditions that were previously … Health scored $135.8 million in series C financing led by Optum Ventures, the venture arm of Optum. Dispatch sends emergency care-trained medical teams to patients’ homes armed with mobile blood work labs, IV fluids …

State of Florida

Florida digestive health clinics merge — 3 insights | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/13/2020

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Borland Groover partnered with GI Associates of St. Augustine (Fla.) to expand its reach into Northeast Florida. What you should know: 1. All GI Associates of St. Augustine practices will rebrand under the Borland Groover moniker. 2. GI Associates has four locations and eight gastroenterologists. 3. Borland Groover has 24 affiliated locations. More articles on surgery centers: Optum leads $26M funding round for digital therapeutics startup © Copyright …

State of Connecticut

Certified/Registered Medical Assistant - Middletown, CT - UnitedHealth Group - Middletown, CT | 6/14/2020

… OptumCare If you want to get way ahead in your career, it makes sense to be with an organization that’s way ahead of the curve. Formed in 1997, ProHealth Physicians has grown to become Connecticut’s leading primary care physician organization. With over 90 locations throughout the state of Connecticut, our family of primary care doctors and specialists care for more than 360,000 people statewide. In fact, ProHealth serves every county …

State of Arizona

260+ Telehealth Companies to Know | 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 6/22/2020

… Simi Valley, Calif.). Applied Perceptions provides outsourced customer service solutions, offering clients a full-service call center, email and chat. Arizona Telemedicine Program (Tucson). Part of the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson … and telepresence robotics. Vivify Health (Plano, Texas). Vivify Health, an Optum company, has a mobile, cloud-based platform that powers remote care management through personalized care plans, biometric data monitoring and patient education. It has …

State of Illinois

14 health plan deals this year | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/7/2020

Illinois Medicaid plan. 4. Cigna is partnering with Priority Health, the health plan of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, on several initiatives. 5. Highmark, which serves regions in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia, signed an agreement to affiliate with HealthNow New York, which serves Western and Northeastern New York. 6. Optum acquired post-acute care management platform naviHealth. 7. Molina Healthcare entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a …

State of Kansas

Urgent Care Centers Can Address Gaps in Access to Primary Care According to New Research from UnitedHealth Group | Business Wire | 6/25/2020

… areas. MedExpress is also partnering with Medicaid programs and managed care plans to deliver well-child visits in Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Similar partnerships throughout the country … UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services. For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter. View source version …

State of Maryland

Forbes Insights: How UnitedHealth Group Harnesses Data For A Better Covid-19 Response | 7/9/2020

… organizations with the most advanced data analytics capabilities proved to be best equipped to respond. UnitedHealth Group (UHG)—which comprises Optum, its pharmacy and care delivery division, and UnitedHealth, the nation’s largest health insurer—oversees … the delivery room with connected blood-pressure cuffs. Doctors in Maryland, knowing that people with chronic-heart-failure (CHF) often forget to take medication, had patients weigh in daily on a home smart scale. (A …