UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealth’s Revenues Should Reach A Whopping $275 Billion In Three Years | Forbes | 9/16/2019

… Finance LP UnitedHealth Group is the largest health insurance company in the United States. Through its UnitedHealthcare and Optum subsidiaries, it provides individual insurance, employer sponsored health insurance, managed care, health and wellness services, healthcare advisory & technology solutions and pharmacy benefits management services. The end users include retail customers, pharmacies, doctors, hospitals & health care centers, employers and government. Further, its business model faces stiff challenges and competition from offerings by …

Chief Operating Officer - Louisville, KY - UnitedHealth Group - Louisville, KY | 9/16/2019

… delivery. The COO is responsible for supporting the CMO with provider value-based contract oversight and meeting with providers individually as well as joint operating committees. This role will oversee the relationship management with Optum and other partners (behavioral health, Rx, payment integrity, dental, vision, analytics); and the design, coordination and completion of operational implementation and optimization projects across various functional areas within UnitedHealthcare. The COO will oversee various departments …

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UnitedHealthcare’s specialized Medicare plan reduced ED visits for nursing home patients, study finds | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/16/2019

When compared to fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries, institutionalized UnitedHealthcare members with specialized Medicare Advantage coverage had lower emergency department use, according to a study published in The American Journal of Managed Care . UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage Institutional Special Needs Plans provide on-site, coordinated care for beneficiaries by linking them with advanced practice clinicians. For the study, researchers with the Department of Health Care Policy at Boston-based Harvard Medical …

UnitedHealth Group Named to Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices for 21st Consecutive Year | Business & Finance | manchestertimes.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 16, 2019– UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index (DJSI NA) and the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI W) for 2019 in the Health Care Equipment & Services Sector. This marks 21 consecutive years the company has been named to the indices, beginning in 1999 when the rankings were established. Dow Jones Sustainability Indices track the stock …

Researchers Present New Data on the Utility of Genomind’s Mental Health Pharmacogenomic Testing at Upcoming Scientific Conferences | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 9/16/2019

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sep 16, 2019– Genomind ®, a leading mental health company bringing precision medicine into mainstream mental health treatment, announced today that four abstracts in which Genomind’s pharmacogenomic test was utilized to direct mental health pharmacotherapy have been accepted for presentation at upcoming medical conferences. The poster presentations will occur at two prestigious psychopharmacology-focused mental health symposiums: 2019 Psych Congress , which is being held from …

Mindfulness and Its Proven Impact on Loneliness | 9/16/2019

Mindfulness and Its Proven Impact on Loneliness What you should know, and how to reap the benefits By UnitedHealthcare Staff Writer Published: 2019.09.16 09:40 AM Maybe you know someone who stands by taking five minutes each morning to meditate or finds time after lunch to quiet his or her mind and focus on breathing. Whatever the method may be, incorporating “mindfulness” practices into your life can have a wide range …

It’s Not Too Late for Five Retirement Planning Strategies | 9/16/2019

… prepared for retirement sooner rather than later is wise. Building financial security and actively maintaining your health now gives you more options and reduces any stress you may experience about the future. A recent UnitedHealthcare survey found 46% of older adults worry about not having enough money as they age. Twelve percent of retired adults, or those who had retirement plans, re-entered the workforce because they needed the money …

Director of Network Strategy and Provider Relations - Phoenix, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ | 9/14/2019

… related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on …

Health Home Transformation Consultant - Telecommute in Seattle, Everett or Tacoma, WA - UnitedHealth Group - Seattle, WA | 9/14/2019

Share Description For those who want to invent the future of health care, here’s your opportunity. We’re going beyond basic care to health programs integrated across the entire continuum of care. Join us and help people live healthier lives while doing your life’s best work.(sm) TheHealth Home Transformation Consultant (HHTC) is responsible for the ongoing clinical management of physician practices participating in UnitedHealthcare’s (UHC) Health Home Programs for Community …

United Health Care | 9/14/2019

Despite the struggling economy across the nation, UnitedHealthcare businesses soared in growth and increased their year over year revenues by 8% in 2010. They widened their customer base by 1. 2 million individuals. The economy turmoil was a significant reason for the growth in Medicaid program participation rising almost 15% from year to year. Additionally, the aging â€Ŕbaby boomer†generation contributed in the spike of 16 …

Small Business Account Consultant - Iselin, NJ - UnitedHealth Group - Iselin, NJ | 9/14/2019

Share Description Great account management is result of strong purpose, conviction and pride - pride in your ability and your product. UnitedHealth Group offers a portfolio of products that are greatly improving the life of others. Bring along your passion and do your life’s best work.(sm) This position is the primary escalated service contact for Small Business Employer Groups (2-50 employees) and their respective brokers. Lead and direct benefits, education …

Advisory Service Consultant - Consulting Development Program - Eden Prairie, MN - UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie, MN | 9/14/2019

Share Description Begin your career at UnitedHealth Group and you’ll get an opportunity to do something extraordinary with your first job out of school: make a real difference. We have modest goals: Help millions of people live healthier lives. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Brilliant. Compassionate. Driven. To …

Senior Account Payable Processor - Minnetonka, MN - UnitedHealth Group - Minnetonka, MN | 9/14/2019

… best work. We are looking for a Senior Accounts Payable Processor to support the UnitedHealthcare Global Assistance, Risk and Travel Insurance areas in our Minnetonka, MN office. UnitedHealthcare Global is the international division of UnitedHealth Group and serves over 4 million customers, principally in Brazil, but also residing in over 125 countries. We safeguard the health, well - being and productivity of global workforces with a comprehensive range of in - house …

Senior Customer Service Representative - Green Bay, WI - UnitedHealth Group - Green Bay, WI | 9/14/2019

Share Description Challenge can often be it’s own reward. But why settle for just being challenged when you can also be nurtured, mentored and supported as you make an impact in a fast paced career? At UnitedHealthcare , part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, you can have all of the above, everyday. Now, you can take advantage of some of the best training and tools in the world to …

Small Business Field Account Manager - Telecommute - NC, SC - UnitedHealth Group - NC, NC | 9/14/2019

Share Description UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.When you work with UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual, what you do matters. It’s that simple…and it’s that challenging. In providing consumer-oriented health benefit plans to millions of people, our goal is to create higher quality care, lower costs and greater …

Saturday Morning Extra: UnitedHealthcare | 9/14/2019

Share: WLS National Medicare Education Week brought to you by UnitedHealthcare is from September 15th through the 21st and has one goal - to help empower you to make informed Medicare decisions.The annual education initiative, now in its eighth year, helps educate new enrollees and empower them to feel confident when it comes time to select their Medicare options. A survey of last year’s participants showed that 96% of respondents reported …

LINEUP NOTES, pres. by UnitedHealthCare: FC Dallas vs. Chicago Fire | 9.14.19 | 9/14/2019

FRISCO, Texas — FC Dallas continues to look to offensively push their opponents as playoffs creep closer. With FC Dallas on the road in Chicago today, let’s dive into today’s Lineup Notes, presented by UnitedHealthCare. CERRILLO RETURNS TO STARTING XI This week we see the Homegrown midfield return to a look we’ve seen before. Edwin Cerrillo has been seen as a flex player between North Texas Soccer Club and the FC …

New short-term health plans coming for Iowans, more under consideration - InsuranceNewsNet | 9/13/2019

The state insurance regulator has approved the sale of two 364-day health plans by Golden Rule Insurance Co. , a unit of UnitedHealthcare, and United States Fire Insurance Co. , the Iowa Insurance Division announced Thursday, These plans – one of which will be renewable for up to three years – are targeted to individuals who are priced out of the individual health insurance market through the ACA, the Obama-era marketplace. “As …

UnitedHealthcare Accelerator + Techstars Unveils Inaugural 2019 Class of 10 Startups | HIT Consultant | 9/13/2019

… health tech startups focused on developing new healthcare innovations in digital health and wellness that will make people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. Based in Minneapolis, the UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Powered by Techstars will address the intersection of lifestyle and health, evolve core health plan operations, and enrich the experience of patients and care providers across the broader health system. UnitedHealthcare Accelerator Background The …

The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself as You Age | 9/13/2019

I’m pleased to be partnering with UnitedHealthcare for a series of articles on items of interest to us as we move into retirement age. The partnership is sponsored but as always, my opinions are my own. A friend noticed on Facebook that we added six chicks to our family’s menagerie. She was surprised. While most people our age are “slowing down,” we’ve now added raising chickens to our list of …

Medicare

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is … enrolled in Medicaid, employer-sponsored and individual health plans (except Medicare) who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app , which provides instant access to their ID card, network care providers, their personal health

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 9/1/2019

Assistance for UnitedHealthcare plan participants whose access to care or prescriptions needs may have been affected Free emotional-support help line from Optum open to anyone ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum … enrolled in Medicaid , employer-sponsored and individual health plans (except Medicare ) who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app , which provides instant access to their ID card, network care providers, their personal health

Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is … the local time zone), Monday through Friday. People enrolled in Medicaid, employer-sponsored and individual health plans (except Medicare) who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app , which provides instant access to their

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 9/1/2019

Assistance for UnitedHealthcare plan participants whose access to care or prescriptions needs may have been affected Free emotional-support help line from Optum open to anyone ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum … the local time zone), Monday through Friday. People enrolled in Medicaid , employer-sponsored and individual health plans (except Medicare ) who have a smartphone can download the free Health4Me app , which provides instant access to their

Medicare Advantage

Humana makes deal with Michigan hospitals to expand in-network offerings for MA members | FierceHealthcare | 8/28/2019

… reached an agreement with the Michigan-based hospital network McLaren Health Care to expand in-network options for the insurer’s Medicare Advantage customers. The agreement announced on Tuesday is the latest effort by Humana to … insurer is the second largest provider of MA plans behind UnitedHealthcare. The insurer said in its first-quarter earnings call that Humana expects individual growth in MA to rise between 415,000 to 440,000 members, a …

ATI Physical Therapy Expands Its In-Network Footprint With UnitedHealthcare to Five Additional States | Globe Newswire | 8/28/2019

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) to Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, North Carolina and Michigan. This partnership provides more choices, locations and clinical experts for UHC members looking to regain their optimal health through physical therapy. The contract expansion between ATI and Optum includes all UHC commercial products and Medicare Advantage products. These five states join Illinois and Northwest Indiana (Lake County) that became in-network with UnitedHealthcare in April of this year. Any UHC …

AMA

As Sanders And Warren Attack, Health Insurer Profits Soar | Forbes | 8/4/2019

… due in part to the money its making off of government contracts with Medicare and Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit reported last month $2.6 billion in earnings from operations in the … like Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA’s individual coverage known as Obamacare. But these private insurers say they are offering cost-effective additional health benefits unavailable with traditional Medicare otherwise seniors wouldn’t be choosing what they …

20 proposed billing codes for nonmedical health needs | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/1/2019

The American Medical Association and UnitedHealthcare are collaborating to support the creation of 20 new ICD-10 codes related to social determinants of health. The codes aim to more effectively address nonmedical issues, such as … they would apply beginning Oct. 1, 2020, according to the AMA . The proposed codes are: Z55.5 Less than a high school degree Z55.6 High school diploma or GED Z56.83 Unemployed and seeking work Z56.84 Unemployed

Behavioral Health

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is … Google Play . Free Help Line: Optum, a leading health and behavioral health services company, is offering a free emotional-support help line. The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 9/1/2019

Assistance for UnitedHealthcare plan participants whose access to care or prescriptions needs may have been affected Free emotional-support help line from Optum open to anyone ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum … Google Play . Free Help Line: Optum, a leading health and behavioral health services company, is offering a free emotional-support help line. The toll-free number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven

ACA

How Payers Transition from Reactive to Preventive Care | HealthPayer Intelligence | 8/13/2019

… transition to preventive care, as opposed to reactive care, will be essential to addressing disease. Although the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made preventive care protocol a requirement, many of these major payers have been covering … READ MORE: CVS Health Expands Diabetes Program, Includes Preventive Care UnitedHealthcare (UHC) has a history of preventive intervention. In July 2019, UHC tackled an overlooked healthcare challenge: hearing loss among firefighters. Firefighters work in high …

Insurers get 6.8% bump, say high medical costs are driving up rates | Crain’s New York Business | 8/12/2019

… the largest market share on the state’s Affordable Care Act marketplace, a 3.9% increase; the insurer had asked for 6.8%. UnitedHealthcare, which offers one of the highest-priced plans on the marketplace, sought a 27.1 … implementation, and we continue our strong efforts to support the ACA and combat unjustified federal attacks on the nation’s health care system,” DFS Superintendent Linda Lacewell said in a statement. “By reducing insurers’ rate requests …

Digital Health

UnitedHealthcare accelerator chooses 10 digital health startups for inaugural cohort | Becker’s Hospital Review | 9/12/2019

UnitedHealthcare and Boulder, Colo.-based seed accelerator Techstars announced the first 10 startups to join their digital health innovation-focused accelerator program. The first cohort of the Minneapolis-based program will spend the three months between the Sept. 9 kickoff and Dec. 5 Demo Day working with experts from UnitedHealthcare and from Techstars’ global network of innovators. They will receive funding and mentorship to advance their proposed digital health solutions …

GrandCare CEO Slated to Speak at Sixth Annual Connected Health Summit | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 8/27/2019

UnitedHealthcare, with more than 300 industry healthcare and technology leaders networking and discussing case studies for successful solutions in the complex digital health industry. According to Parks Associates research, 64 percent of consumers aged 50 and older are interested in a home monitoring system that can sense emergencies and notify caretakers. “The days of technology tire kicking are over,” said Laura Mitchell , GrandCare CEO. “Studies show that seniors wish to …

Mental Health

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is … free of charge and open to anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 9/1/2019

Assistance for UnitedHealthcare plan participants whose access to care or prescriptions needs may have been affected Free emotional-support help line from Optum open to anyone ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum … free of charge and open to anyone. Specially trained Optum mental health specialists help people manage their stress and anxiety so they can continue to address their everyday needs. Callers may also receive referrals to

Community Health

UnitedHealthcare Grant to Fund Community Outreach, Jobs Training | Patient Engagement HIT | 7/5/2019

Patient Care Access News UnitedHealthcare Grant to Fund Community Outreach, Jobs Training The award will help community outreach group Goodwill Kentucky operate a jobs training program addressing social determinants of health. Source: Thinkstock By Sara … connecting patients with a steady job source, healthcare payers and community health workers can work to address other underlying social determinants of health. Tagged

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… New York, hired former Health Care Service Corp. executive Bruce Himelstein , MD, as its CMO. 5. Ken Janda , CEO of Community Health Choice in Houston, abruptly stepped down April 11. 6. Teresa Kline , CEO of … Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the reins to BCBS of Wyoming Vice …

ACO

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … 2014 with the Blues plan when the insurer joined its ACO, WakeMed Key Community Care. Claims sometimes aren’t processed correctly or at all, health system executives said. The discrepancy may even be the fault of …

After shutdown, telemedicine company Call9’s founder plans a comeback | Modern Healthcare | 7/25/2019

… A healthy start Call9 was founded in 2015 by Peck, an emergency room physician who had practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Celina Tenev, a postdoctoral radiology fellow at Stanford; and XiaoSong … work. Peck found that some insurance companies, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, didn’t want to create value-based contracts with a small group of doctors like Call9’s and preferred to reimburse in the traditional way …

UnitedHealth Group

Sr. Director of Digital Marketing, Website, & Event Management - UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) - UnitedHealth Group - Minnetonka, MN | 9/12/2019

… the UHCCF website, create marketing campaigns for increasing donations, attendance at fundraising events, and purchasing of programs and products for UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Strategize, plan, lead the marketing … and increase the awareness of UHCCF inside and outside of UnitedHealth Group Additional Responsibilities: Communication & customer service: includes handling of written and telephonic inquiries from donors, corporate partners and sponsors, vendors, and other stakeholders, presentations …

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is in addition to actions taken earlier to support individuals in Florida. Support includes assisting health plan participants who may need to make alternate arrangements to access care and early prescription refills, as well as offering …

Optum

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is in addition to actions taken earlier to support individuals in Florida. Support includes assisting health plan participants who may need to make alternate arrangements to access care and early prescription refills, as well as offering …

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian – Company Announcement - FT.com | Financial Times | 9/1/2019

Assistance for UnitedHealthcare plan participants whose access to care or prescriptions needs may have been affected Free emotional-support help line from Optum open to anyone ATLANTA –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is in addition to actions …

CVS

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

… RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare … and are tempted by MA’s more expansive benefits . Healthcare giant CVS Health, through its recent acquisition of Hartford, Connecticut-based payer Aetna, grew its MA members 0.7% month-over-month, netting 15,349 beneficiaries. And, despite …

Medicare Advantage growth among top 5 commercial payers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/15/2019

Medicare Advantage growth among biggest for-profit payers Morgan Haefner - Print Email All but one of the five largest for-profit payers saw double-digit growth in their Medicare Advantage membership in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. Here’s how CVS Health-owned Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare stacked up, according to recent financial documents: Payers are listed in order of greatest year-over-year Medicare …

CVS Health

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

… RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare … and are tempted by MA’s more expansive benefits . Healthcare giant CVS Health, through its recent acquisition of Hartford, Connecticut-based payer Aetna, grew its MA members 0.7% month-over-month, netting 15,349 beneficiaries. And, despite …

Medicare Advantage growth among top 5 commercial payers | Becker’s Hospital Review | 8/15/2019

Medicare Advantage growth among biggest for-profit payers Morgan Haefner - Print Email All but one of the five largest for-profit payers saw double-digit growth in their Medicare Advantage membership in the second quarter of fiscal year 2019. Here’s how CVS Health-owned Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Humana and UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare stacked up, according to recent financial documents: Payers are listed in order of greatest year-over-year Medicare …

OptumRx

UnitedHealth (UNH) Down 5.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? | Nasdaq | 8/17/2019

UnitedHealthcare and Optum - plus membership growth led to this outperformance. UnitedHealth has a tradition of guiding conservatively and then surpassing its own estimates to surprise investors. The reported quarter was not an exception. Strong Operating Performance UnitedHealth posted revenues of $60.6 billion, which was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The same was up 8% year over year, led by double-digit growth at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, OptumRx and …

Apple Health

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business Wire | 9/1/2019

ATLANTA- UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is in addition to actions taken earlier to support individuals in Florida. Support includes assisting health plan participants who may need to make alternate arrangements to access care and early prescription refills, as well as offering …

UnitedHealthcare and Optum Take Action to Support People in Carolinas and Georgia Preparing for Hurricane Dorian | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 8/31/2019

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug 31, 2019– UnitedHealthcare and Optum, the health benefits and services companies of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), are taking action to help people in the Carolinas and Georgia who may be affected by Hurricane Dorian. This is in addition to actions taken earlier to support individuals in Florida. Support includes assisting health plan participants who may need to make alternate arrangements to access care and early prescription …

DaVita

Optum’s $4.3B DaVita acquisition, customer alignment & care-management strategy — 5 insights on Q2 results | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/22/2019

UnitedHealthcare and Optum contributing strongly to the results, according to UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann. During a second-quarter earnings call, Mr. Wichmann and other executives of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group discussed recent partnerships, quarterly results and strategy for the company’s health services business, Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum. Five takeaways from Seeking Alpha’ s transcription of the call: David Wichmann: “Our recently completed combination with DaVita Medical Group …

Optum, John Muir Health Use Data Analytics to Improve Patient Care | HealthIT Analytics | 7/22/2019

… Health improve patient care and further advance its clinical and operational performance. Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will provide operational technologies, analytics solutions and tools, and administrative services expertise to support … high-quality care at lower costs. The company recently acquired DaVita Medical Group, one of the nation’s leading independent medical groups. DaVita Medical Group will join OptumCare, which serves over 80 health plans, and will …

OptumInsight

UnitedHealth Q2 revenue growth fueled by Medicare, Optum | Healthcare Dive | 7/18/2019

… is “measured and disciplined in how [it] went to market in 2019 in terms of thinking about this tax returning,” UnitedHealthcare CEO Dirk McMahon said on the earnings call with investors and reporters. Insurers are … jumping 17% year over year. Data analytics and consulting arm OptumInsights reported 7% year-over-year revenue growth to $2.3 billion. The division is fresh off an announcement this week that it is taking over …

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 7/18/2019

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) Q2 2019 Earnings Conference Call July 18, 2019 8:45 AM ET Company Participants David Wichmann - CEO Dirk McMahon - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum John Rex - CFO Eric Murphy - CEO, OptumInsight Brian Thompson - CEO, Medicare & Retirement Tom Roos - SVP and Chief Accounting Officer Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Charles Rhyee - Cowen Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Matthew Borsch - BMO Capital Markets David Windley - Jeffries …

OptumHealth

UnitedHealth (UNH) Down 5.7% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? | Nasdaq | 8/17/2019

… the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4%. The same was up 15% year over year. Higher revenues, strength in both segments - UnitedHealthcare and Optum - plus membership growth led to this outperformance. UnitedHealth has a tradition of … by double-digit growth at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement, OptumRx and OptumHealth. Total operating cost of $55.9 billion was up 7.7% year over year, led by higher medical costs, cost of products sold and depreciation and …

Fitbit

THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness — and what it means for customer satisfaction (AET, ANTM, CI, UHC) | Yahoo News | 7/16/2019

… permeates every corner of the US healthcare sector, the big four US insurers — Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare — have padded their health plans with digital tools that customers can use to seek … Bright Health, Cigna, Clover Health, Devoted Health, Doctor On Demand, Fitbit, Garmin, Humana, JPMorgan Chase, MDLive, Oscar Health, Samsung, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealth Group. Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: Digital is a …

THE DIGITAL HEALTH COMPETITIVE EDGE REPORT: How the big four US insurers rank on digital feature awareness - and what it means for customer satisfaction | Business Insider | 7/11/2019

… permeates every corner of the US healthcare sector, the big four US insurers - Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare - have padded their health plans with digital tools that customers can use to seek … Bright Health, Cigna, Clover Health, Devoted Health, Doctor On Demand, Fitbit, Garmin, Humana, JPMorgan Chase, MDLive, Oscar Health, Samsung, UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealth Group. Here are some of the key takeaways from the report: Digital is a …

Goldman Sachs

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 7/18/2019

UnitedHealthcare Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum John Rex - CFO Eric Murphy - CEO, OptumInsight Brian Thompson - CEO, Medicare & Retirement Tom Roos - SVP and Chief Accounting Officer Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Charles Rhyee - Cowen Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Matthew Borsch - BMO Capital Markets David Windley - Jeffries Kevin Fischbeck - Bank of America Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs A.J. Rice - Credit Suisse Peter Costa - Wells Fargo Securities Sarah James …

Oxford qualifies for $132 million risk-adjustment award in small-group market | Crain’s New York Business | 7/3/2019

… Affordable Care Act’s risk adjustment program has once again made winners and losers out of New York’s health insurers, with UnitedHealthcare’s Oxford continuing to reap the biggest bounty. Based on the risk of members last … vice president on the private wealth global management team of Goldman Sachs. Chad Shearer has been named senior vice president for policy and program at United Hospital Fund. He previously served as vice president for …

Morgan Stanley

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q2 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 7/18/2019

UnitedHealthcare Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum John Rex - CFO Eric Murphy - CEO, OptumInsight Brian Thompson - CEO, Medicare & Retirement Tom Roos - SVP and Chief Accounting Officer Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Charles Rhyee - Cowen Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Matthew Borsch - BMO Capital Markets David Windley - Jeffries Kevin Fischbeck - Bank of America Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs A.J. Rice - Credit Suisse Peter Costa - Wells Fargo Securities Sarah James …

Jobless Claims, Philly Fed Strong; Plus Q2: MS, UNH & More - Nasdaq.com | 7/18/2019

… month to month, but it would appear regional production is not necessitating an interest rate hike, either. Q2 Earnings Update Morgan Stanley MS topped estimates on both top and bottom lines in its Q2 report … trailing four quarters. For more on BBT’s earnings, click here. UnitedHealthcare UNH easily surpassed expectations on its bottom line - $3.60 per share versus $3.46 analysts were looking for, and well above the $3.14 in the …

New Mountain Capital

UnitedHealth scoops up health-tech startup PatientsLikeMe | FierceHealthcare | 6/25/2019

… in healthcare,” Jamie Heywood, CEO of PatientsLikeMe, wrote in the message to members on behalf of the PatientsLikeMe team. RELATED: UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian PatientsLikeMe was jointly backed by … private equity owner for about $3.2 billion. Equian , owned by New Mountain Capital, offers payment-processing services for healthcare companies and insurers and touts its process for reducing overpayment mistakes. Last week, the Federal Trade …

UnitedHealth scoops up health tech startup PatientsLikeMe | FierceHealthcare | 6/25/2019

… in healthcare,” Jamie Heywood, CEO of PatientsLikeMe, wrote in the message to members on behalf of the PatientsLikeMe team. RELATED: UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian PatientsLikeMe was jointly backed by … private equity owner for about $3.2 billion. Equian , owned by New Mountain Capital, offers payment-processing services for healthcare companies and insurers and touts its process for reducing overpayment mistakes. Last week, the Federal Trade …

BlackRock

Corporate America Meets Broadway: Masie Productions’ Storytelling Leadership Experience Wednesday, June 26 | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 6/19/2019

BlackRock Bloomberg Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Edward Jones FM Global InterSystems MetLife Morgan Stanley National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Strategic Financial Solutions The Hartford UnitedHealthcare And their reactions included: The Storytelling & Broadway Experience is unique and informative and truly illustrates how storytelling connects our worlds, and theater connects our hearts. Crystal Harper , Morgan Stanley Learning from professional artists how stories are created and performed for the …

Q1 Earnings Spigot Opens: JNJ, BAC, UNH & More - Nasdaq.com | 4/16/2019

BlackRock BLK also posted better-than-expected earnings numbers: $6.61 per share versus $6.20 expected, with revenues of $3.35 billion that technically missed estimates by 0.19%; we’ll call revenues flat with the Zacks consensus. Three of the last four quarters registered earnings beats for BlackRock, and shares, which had been up 15% year to date, are up another 1.3% in early trading. For more on BLK’s earnings, click here. UnitedHealthcare

Yukon Partners

Yukon Partners Promotes Peters to Chief Operating Officer | Malvern Daily Record | 5/22/2019

Yukon Partners (Yukon), a Minneapolis based middle market private equity firm, promotes Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Corey Peters to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Peters will remain as CFO as he concurrently assumes the new … Peters served in finance and operational leadership roles at Optum, UnitedHealthcare, and RBC Wealth Management. His leadership in the financial industry has also been recognized with an Executive Banking degree through Pacific Coast Banking School

Yukon Partners Promotes Peters to Chief Operating Officer - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand. | 5/22/2019

MINNEAPOLIS –(BUSINESS WIRE) Yukon Partners (Yukon), a Minneapolis based middle market private equity firm, promotes Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Corey Peters to Chief Operating Officer (COO). Mr. Peters will remain as CFO as he concurrently … Peters served in finance and operational leadership roles at Optum, UnitedHealthcare, and RBC Wealth Management. His leadership in the financial industry has also been recognized with an Executive Banking degree through Pacific Coast Banking School

William Blair

Tivity Health’s (TVTY) CEO Donato Tramuto on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/9/2019

… and Integration Initiatives Conference Call Participants Steve Halper – Cantor Fitzgerald Alex Fuhrman – Craig-Hallum Capital Mohan Naidu – Oppenheimer Nick Spiekhout – William Blair Dave Styblo – Jefferies Nina Deka – Piper Jaffray Operator Good afternoon, and welcome to … decrease in total eligible SilverSneakers lives, including the loss of UnitedHealthcare lives we previously discussed. As you may know, approximately 75% of our eligible lives are under our hybrid contract, whereby we receive payment from …

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LH) CEO David King on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 4/30/2019

… rest of the quarter. We also pleased that LabCorp and all of its specialty-branded laboratories were selected to be UnitedHealthcare preferred laboratory network providers. LabCorp’s selection reflects a long and deep partnership with United … next question comes from the line of Matt Larew with William Blair. Your line is now open. Unidentified Conference Call Participant Hi, good morning guys. This is [indiscernible] on for Matt Larew. Thanks for taking …

RBC Capital Markets

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, Anthem and Cigna outpaced other competitors in the space, according to RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare up almost 22,000. Overall MA membership increased 0.4% month-over-month, with the big five insurers gaining 0.5% as a group …

UnitedHealthcare issues coverage for Inspire Medical’s therapy for OSA - Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:INSP) | Seeking Alpha | 7/8/2019

UnitedHealthcare will provide coverage for Inspire Medical Systems’ (NYSE: INSP ), Inspire therapy effective August 1, 2019. Under its policy, UnitedHealthcare considers Inspire’s FDA approved hypoglossal nerve neurostimulation device to be medically necessary for the treatment … the move » Now read: Inspire Medical Systems (INSP) Presents At RBC Capital Markets 2019 Healthcare Conference - Slideshow

Citigroup

Stocks close higher as Nasdaq reclaims the 8,000-mark after 6 months - MarketWatch | 4/17/2019

… Tuesday, with Bank of America Corp. BAC, +0.50% following on the lead of Goldman Sachs Group Inc . GS, +3.00% and Citigroup Inc . C, +1.50% , issuing earnings that failed to surpass analysts’ low expectations in the … Friday, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called out UnitedHealthcare, a $180 billion division of UnitedHealth, CEO Steve Nelson by name in a tweet that linked to a Washington Post story on insurers working …

Stock futures move higher as investors await fresh round of earnings - MarketWatch | 4/16/2019

… Tuesday, with Bank of America Corp. BAC, +0.73% following on the lead of Goldman Sachs Group Inc . GS, +0.86% and Citigroup Inc . C, +0.39% , issuing earnings that failed to surpass analysts’ low expectations in the … Friday, presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont called out UnitedHealthcare, a $180 billion division of UnitedHealth, CEO Steve Nelson by name in a tweet that linked to a Washington Post story on insurers working …

Jefferies Financial Group

Centene ‘committed’ to WellCare deal amid Humana takeover report | Healthcare Dive | 5/7/2019

Centene ‘committed’ to WellCare deal amid Humana takeover report Author share Dive Brief: Centene told Healthcare Dive it is “committed” to its $17.3 billion WellCare buy following a report by Street Insider that Humana is interested in a takeover of Centene and a Reuters story quoting unnamed sources saying hedge funds might seek to oppose the Centene-Wellcare deal. Shares of the St. Louis-based managed care firm were up …

Humana beats Q1 expectations as MA growth continues | Healthcare Dive | 5/1/2019

Humana beats Q1 expectations as MA growth continues Author share Dive Brief: Humana beat analyst expectations for first quarter earnings Wednesday, posting $16.1 billion in revenue compared to $14.2 billion a year earlier. First quarter net income also rose from $491 million in 2018 to $566 million in 2019. The insurer beat earnings estimates by 4%. The Medicare Advantage market continued to be a boon for the insurer in the …

Parthenon Capital Partners

Zelis® Healthcare Launches Zelis Gives Back | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 5/29/2019

… and support our entire Zelis family in their efforts to help others in need,” said Doug Klinger, Zelis CEO. The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is one organization that Zelis will continue to support through this … and workers’ compensation markets nationwide. Zelis Healthcare is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners. www.Zelis.com About Zelis® Gives Back Zelis Gives Back supports and serves our local communities and partners with other charitable organizations to support …

Zelis® Healthcare Named #1 on 2017 NJBIZ Fast 50 List | Business Wire | 11/17/2017

… 2017. The award program produced by NJBIZ, New Jersey’s premiere business news publication, is presented by WeiserMazars and sponsored by UnitedHealthcare, Archer & Greiner and Columbia Bank. The 2017 NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program … and workers’ compensation markets nationwide. Zelis Healthcare is backed by Parthenon Capital Partners. About NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies The 2017 NJBIZ 50 Fastest Growing Companies awards program celebrates New Jersey’s most dynamic companies who …

DaVita Medical Group

Optum’s $4.3B DaVita acquisition, customer alignment & care-management strategy — 5 insights on Q2 results | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/22/2019

UnitedHealthcare and Optum contributing strongly to the results, according to UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann. During a second-quarter earnings call, Mr. Wichmann and other executives of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group discussed recent partnerships, quarterly results and strategy for the company’s health services business, Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum. Five takeaways from Seeking Alpha’ s transcription of the call: David Wichmann: “Our recently completed combination with DaVita Medical Group

Optum, John Muir Health Use Data Analytics to Improve Patient Care | HealthIT Analytics | 7/22/2019

… Health improve patient care and further advance its clinical and operational performance. Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will provide operational technologies, analytics solutions and tools, and administrative services expertise to support … high-quality care at lower costs. The company recently acquired DaVita Medical Group, one of the nation’s leading independent medical groups. DaVita Medical Group will join OptumCare, which serves over 80 health plans, and will …

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Surgical Care Affiliates

7 things Optum has done in the past 90 days | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/18/2019

… UnitedHealth Group named Daniel Schumacher president and COO of Optum after former president Dirk McMahon was promoted to CEO of UnitedHealthcare. Mr. Schumacher will oversee all Optum operations. He previously served as president and COO … not have plans to purchase hospitals. Caitlin Zulla, CFO for Surgical Care Affiliates, an OptumCare company, told CFO.com in May that SCA has partnerships with 215 ASCs and plans to add 20 more centers in …

Optum completes $4.3B DaVita Medical Group acquisition to OptumCare | Becker’s ASC Review | 6/21/2019

… Optum completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, which will now become part of OptumCare alongside the company’s ASC business, Surgical Care Affiliates. The $4.3 billion acquisition was first announced in December 2017 and has … Colorado Springs, according to a report from The Denver Post . UnitedHealthcare provides the most Medicare Advantage plans in the Colorado Springs area and DaVita Medical Group also owns two large physician groups in the community …

HCA Healthcare

CMS wants hospitals to post their rates. But hospitals aren’t sure how. | FierceHealthcare | 8/27/2019

UnitedHealthcare may give an HCA Healthcare hospital a good price for a cardiac procedure because they “have great outcomes and get a ton of volume from United,” he added. A hospital executive would have to “get this out in an easy to understand format, but you are giving someone a loaded gun and not really showing people how to use it,” said Derek Pierce, managing director of consulting firm Healthcare …

Hospitals figure out how to implement CMS transparency requirement | FierceHealthcare | 8/23/2019

UnitedHealthcare may give an HCA Healthcare hospital a good price for a cardiac procedure because they “have great outcomes and get a ton of volume from United,” he added. A hospital executive would have to “get this out in an easy to understand format, but you are giving someone a loaded gun and not really showing people how to use it,” said Derek Pierce, managing director of consulting firm Healthcare …

UPMC

Waystar continues buying spree with acquisition of prior authorization company Digitize.AI | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

… firm has held early-stage discussions about a potential sale of the business, citing people familiar with the matter. RELATED: UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian Bain also has hired JP … Revenue Cycle Services, part of health care provider and insurer UPMC. In September Waystar bought predictive analytics solution Connance …

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

UPMC’s health insurance division appointed Joon Lee , MD, CMO, effective May 15. 8. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine appointed Denise McDonough president of commercial business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO Rick Schum handed the reins to BCBS of …

Mayo Clinic

CMS wants hospitals to post their rates. But hospitals aren’t sure how. | FierceHealthcare | 8/27/2019

… the context of payer-negotiated prices, such as why an insurer pays a certain rate at a hospital. For example, UnitedHealthcare may give an HCA Healthcare hospital a good price for a cardiac procedure because … She mentioned websites made by larger systems such as the Mayo Clinic or Intermountain. But hospital groups such as the Federation of American Hospitals have voiced major concerns with the transparency policy. Such opposition could …

New HMO from WEA Trust enters private-employer market in southeast Wisconsin | The Business Journals | 8/23/2019

… market for private employers and Medicare supplemental coverage. WEA Trust of Madison acquired Health Tradition in October 2018 from Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic and the company represents not-for-profit WEA Trust’s entry into the private … top three health insurers in the Wisconsin commercial market are UnitedHealthcare, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Humana. UnitedHealthcare holds the largest commercial market share at 19.4% followed by Anthem at 11.6%, according to …

John Muir Health

Optum’s $4.3B DaVita acquisition, customer alignment & care-management strategy — 5 insights on Q2 results | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/22/2019

UnitedHealth Group’s total revenues grew by 9 percent year over year in the first half of 2019, with UnitedHealthcare and Optum contributing strongly to the results, according to UnitedHealth Group CEO David Wichmann. During a … Group meaningfully expands Optum Care’s nationwide network of physicians. The John Muir Health strategic relationship announced [on July 17] … demonstrates the role Optum can play when it’s fully aligned with its customers, serving the needs

Optum, John Muir Health Use Data Analytics to Improve Patient Care | HealthIT Analytics | 7/22/2019

Tools & Strategies News Optum, John Muir Health Use Data Analytics to Improve Patient Care The organizations will partner and leverage data analytics tools to deliver quality, affordable care to patients in the Bay Area. 22 … operational performance. Optum, the health services and analytics arm of UnitedHealthcare, will provide operational technologies, analytics solutions and tools, and administrative services expertise to support John Muir’s focus on improving care experiences. Additionally, Optum will

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Judge rips insurance company for ‘immoral, barbaric’ cancer denials - CNN | 5/16/2019

CNN) A federal judge blasted UnitedHealthcare last month for its “immoral and barbaric” denials of treatment for cancer patients. He made the comments in recusing himself from hearing a class-action lawsuit because of his … UnitedHealthcare refused to pay for his proton beam radiation from MD Anderson Cancer Center. “Only upon threat of litigation did UnitedHealthcare agree to reimburse him,” Scola wrote. In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

After shutdown, telemedicine company Call9’s founder plans a comeback | Modern Healthcare | 7/25/2019

… screeching halt. A healthy start Call9 was founded in 2015 by Peck, an emergency room physician who had practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Celina Tenev, a postdoctoral radiology fellow at Stanford … work. Peck found that some insurance companies, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, didn’t want to create value-based contracts with a small group of doctors like Call9’s and preferred to reimburse in the traditional way …

After shutdown, Call9 founder plans a comeback | Crain’s New York Business | 7/25/2019

… screeching halt. A healthy start Call9 was founded in 2015 by Peck, an emergency room physician who had practiced at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston; Celina Tenev, a postdoctoral radiology fellow at Stanford … work. Peck found that some insurance companies, including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, didn’t want to create value-based contracts with a small group of doctors like Call9’s and preferred to reimburse in the traditional way …

Mercy Health

FTC commissioner: Panel outmatched by healthcare’s merger mania | FierceHealthcare | 5/15/2019

UnitedHealthcare, have been backing out of the partnership . And, she said, she’s “all for” eliminating the McCarran-Ferguson Act, which exempts the industry from much federal oversight. RELATED: Bon Secours Mercy Health in merger talks There are also steep evidentiary requirements in examining such deals, she said. “It came as a surprise to me the type and extend of evidence the courts expect and the reliance on insurance companies,” Slaughter …

Aetna

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … The network is in value-based payment contracts with UnitedHealthcare, Aetna and other large commercial payers. Crow said sections of data reports from insurers are left blank because they can’t disclose the total cost of …

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, Anthem and Cigna outpaced other competitors in the space, according to RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare up almost 22,000. Overall MA membership increased 0.4% month-over-month, with the big five insurers gaining 0.5% as a group …

Cigna

Value-based health insurer contracts growing in number, but not risk adoption | Modern Healthcare | 8/24/2019

… they are still more interested in filling hospitals beds,” said Dr. Anthony Nguyen, senior vice president of population health at UnitedHealthcare. The Minnetonka, Minn.-based insurer reports that nearly $75 billion in annual payments to … imposed on them, he said. Collegiality Bloomfield, Conn.-based insurer Cigna has acknowledged that not all the measures it uses for value-based contracts will be relevant to providers, so it has established a minimum …

Big 5 payers grow MA market share in August | Healthcare Dive | 8/22/2019

Healthcare, Humana, Aetna, Anthem and Cigna outpaced other competitors in the space, according to RBC Capital Markets. Anthem had the highest percentage growth in August (up 1% or roughly 12,000 members) while Humana and UnitedHealthcare had the strongest gains numerically, with Humana picking up almost 22,500 members and UnitedHealthcare up almost 22,000. Overall MA membership increased 0.4% month-over-month, with the big five insurers gaining 0.5% as a group …

Humana

Humana makes deal with Michigan hospitals to expand in-network offerings for MA members | FierceHealthcare | 8/28/2019

Humana reached an agreement with the Michigan-based hospital network McLaren Health Care to expand in-network options for the insurer’s Medicare Advantage customers. The agreement announced on Tuesday is the latest effort by Humana … insurer is the second largest provider of MA plans behind UnitedHealthcare. The insurer said in its first-quarter earnings call that Humana expects individual growth in MA to rise between 415,000 to 440,000 members, a

Anthem

Iowa Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven Resigns | U.S. News & World Report | 6/17/2019

… he has overseen a rocky transition to a privatized Medicaid program in which two major insurers have departed the state. UnitedHealthcare informed the state in March it was leaving the $5 billion program that serves … contract agreements for next year with Amerigroup, a subsidiary of Anthem Inc. which remains under contract with Iowa and Iowa Total Care, a division of Centene Corp. which entered a contract with Iowa just last …

Health Stocks Crumble as Fears of ‘Medicare for All’ Snowball | Yahoo News | 4/18/2019

… of the biggest health companies in the U.S. UnitedHealth fell 3.2 percent at 2:20 p.m. in New York. Its competitor Anthem Inc. was down 6.8 percent, and Cigna Corp. slid 5.1 percent. Hospital chain HCA … Sanders specifically referenced Steve Nelson, who is chief executive of UnitedHealthcare, the company’s insurance division. Sanders cited a Washington Post story about remarks Nelson made at a company meeting. According to the Post, Nelson answered …

AmeriHealth

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO … managed Medicaid health insurer, appointed Alissa Weber CEO Jan. 3.15. AmeriHealth Caritas appointed Scott Westover market president of AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire in May. 16. Danette Wilson , president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue …

Iowa Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven Resigns | U.S. News & World Report | 6/17/2019

… he has overseen a rocky transition to a privatized Medicaid program in which two major insurers have departed the state. UnitedHealthcare informed the state in March it was leaving the $5 billion program that serves … and calls to return it to a state-run program. AmeriHealth Caritas pulled out of the program in October 2017 owing millions in unpaid claims to hospitals and private and nonprofit service providers. Negotiations have …

Amerigroup

Iowa Raises Privatized Medicaid Capitation Rate By 8.6% | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/16/2019

… Iowa’s Department of Human Services will be raising privatized Medicaid capitation rates by 8.6 percent and has signed contracts from Amerigroup Iowa and Iowa Total Care for fiscal year (FY) 2020, the department announced last … April 17 for the state’s two MCOs, Amerigroup Iowa and UnitedHealthcare. Each company saw a slight overall decrease in inpatient admissions. Amerigroup saw a decrease from 11 percent readmissions within 30 days to nine percent …

OPEN MINDS Releases Updated Suite Of Maryland Medicaid Market Intelligence Resources | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 7/16/2019

Amerigroup Jai Medical Systems Kaiser Permanente Maryland Physicians Care MedStar Family Choice Priority Partners UnitedHealthcare University of MD Health Partners The Maryland Medicaid Managed Care Contracts are available now for all Elite OPEN MINDS Circle members. Individual contracts may be purchased in the OPEN MINDS shop for $1,500 each. Additionally, the OPEN MINDS team has four in-depth profiles of the Maryland state health system: Maryland Health Care System Landscape …

Amerihealth Caritas

16 payer exec moves in 2019 | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… business in the state Jan. 10. 9. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona appointed James Napoli , MD, its CMO.10. UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson is retiring.11. Outgoing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming CEO … managed Medicaid health insurer, appointed Alissa Weber CEO Jan. 3.15. AmeriHealth Caritas appointed Scott Westover market president of AmeriHealth Caritas New Hampshire in May. 16. Danette Wilson , president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue …

Iowa Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven Resigns | U.S. News & World Report | 6/17/2019

… he has overseen a rocky transition to a privatized Medicaid program in which two major insurers have departed the state. UnitedHealthcare informed the state in March it was leaving the $5 billion program that serves … and calls to return it to a state-run program. AmeriHealth Caritas pulled out of the program in October 2017 owing millions in unpaid claims to hospitals and private and nonprofit service providers. Negotiations have …

Wellcare

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Molina Healthcare

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, Humana take top spots for digital experience | FierceHealthcare | 8/14/2019

Kaiser Permanente, Molina Healthcare, and Humana offer the best digital experience based on customer satisfaction and Net Promoter Scores, according to a survey of 11,500 consumers conducted by Verint Systems Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan took the fourth top spot in digital, followed by Horizon, WellCare Health Plans, Cigna, Anthem, Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. Verint’s industry benchmarking study evaluated the online health insurance experience based on four factors: navigation …

The Health Plan

Tivity Health’s (TVTY) CEO Donato Tramuto on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/9/2019

… during Q1. These positive results were partially offset by a decrease in total eligible SilverSneakers lives, including the loss of UnitedHealthcare lives we previously discussed. As you may know, approximately 75% of our eligible lives … million to $5 million over the course of a year. The health plan selling season is also off to a good start. We’ve already added more than 500,000 new members for SilverSneakers for 2020 this …

Imperial Health Plan enters Sacramento market | The Business Journals | 4/19/2019

… Imperial Health Plan of California will be the latest health plan to join Sacramento County’s pool of Medicare Advantage plans. The health plan will begin enrolling individuals Oct. 1, for health coverage that will go … will be competing alongside Blue Shield of California, Health Net, UnitedHealthcare and Kaiser Permanente, all of which offer Medicare Advantage plans in the county. Polis said that Imperial plans to differentiate itself from the pack …

David Wichmann

Erika Zak waits for a liver transplant and prepares her family for the worst - CNN | 8/17/2019

UnitedHealthcare after the insurance giant denied her coverage for a transplant. Desperate, the young mother penned a plea directly to the CEO of UnitedHealth Group, David Wichmann. She blasted what she called the “shockingly incompetent manner” in which the nation’s largest insurer handled her case, describing a a series of errors made in the review process. “Given that my life hangs in the balance based on this review,” she wrote …

Steve Nelson

UnitedHealthcare CEO: Digital health will soon be synonymous with health (UNH) | Business Insider | 7/11/2019

Business Insider Intelligence Interview with UnitedHealthcare CEO Steve Nelson The US healthcare industry is in a state of flux, as rising costs, shifting consumer expectations, and a changing reimbursement model threaten a fragmented healthcare system. Insurers are tasked with the balancing act of controlling customer healthcare costs while also encouraging healthcare providers to move to a reimbursement system that emphasizes value over volume. Business Insider Intelligence recently spoke with UnitedHealthcare

Optum names new president, COO | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/2/2019

Optum names new president, COO Written by Laura Dyrda July 02, 2019 Print Email UnitedHealth Group named Daniel Schumacher president and COO of Optum in an organizationwide leadership transition. Mr. Schumacher previously served as president and COO of UnitedHealthcare and will replace Dirk McMahon as president and COO of Optum. Mr. McMahon was named CEO of UnitedHealthcare after CEO Steve Nelson retired. In his new role, Mr. Schumacher oversees OptumInsight …

Bernie Sanders

As Sanders And Warren Attack, Health Insurer Profits Soar | Forbes | 8/4/2019

When Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren talk about the healthcare industry’s billions of dollars in profits, they’re pretty spot on and may soon have to add some more zeros thanks to health insurers. The health … government contracts with Medicare and Medicaid programs. Meanwhile, UnitedHealth Group’s UnitedHealthcare health insurance unit reported last month $2.6 billion in earnings from operations in the second quarter and the parent company boosted its earnings forecast

Private Insurance Can’t Survive Under Kamala Harris’ Healthcare Plan. Here’s Why | Fortune | 8/1/2019

… allows a private plan,” said Harris. “There will be a public plan…and a private plan.” The night before, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Ma.) stood united in a fierce call … an alternative to standard Medicare by giant carriers such as UnitedHealthcare and Aetna . Medicare Advantage policies now serve one-third of all seniors. They’re attracting hordes of retirees by providing extra services such as dental …

Dirk McMahon

UnitedHealth Group’s Medicare Advantage Enrollment Jumps 10% And Boosts Profits | Forbes | 7/18/2019

Dirk McMahon, who was recently elevated to be CEO of UnitedHealth’s UnitedHealthcare health insurance business from a top role at Optum, told analysts Wednesday morning on the insurer’s second-quarter earnings call. “Year-over-year, we’ve grown by more than 540,000 people across all these important areas, greater than 10 percent. We see significant macro revenue growth opportunities in these categories for years to come.” UnitedHealth ended the second quarter …

UnitedHealth Q2 revenue growth fueled by Medicare, Optum | Healthcare Dive | 7/18/2019

UnitedHealthcare CEO Dirk McMahon said on the earnings call with investors and reporters. Insurers are expected to increase premiums by roughly 2% to recoup the cost of the tax as they face an estimated $16 billion fee next year, according to consultancy Oliver Wyman . UnitedHealthcare’s 6% revenue jump brought it to $48.6 billion in the quarter, up $2.7 billion from same time last year, though down slightly from last quarter’s …

Nancy Chiu

UnitedHealthcare Adds New Fitness Benefit to Medicare Advantage Plans in Arizona | Business Wire | 11/7/2017

PHOENIX- People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018 … means a lot when living on a fixed income,” said Nancy Chiu, a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage member in New Jersey. “I am grateful that UnitedHealthcare is offering a fitness program that helps me improve my

UnitedHealthcare Adds New Fitness Benefit to Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida | Business Wire | 11/6/2017

MIAMI- People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Florida will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018 … means a lot when living on a fixed income,” said Nancy Chiu, a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage member in New Jersey. “I am grateful that UnitedHealthcare is offering a fitness program that helps me improve my

Chuck Runyon

UnitedHealthcare Adds New Fitness Benefit to Medicare Advantage Plans in Arizona | Business Wire | 11/7/2017

PHOENIX- People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Arizona will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018 … members as part of the Optum Fitness Advantage network,” said Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness. “We look forward to working together to provide more fitness choices to seniors, both inside and outside of the

UnitedHealthcare Adds New Fitness Benefit to Medicare Advantage Plans in Florida | Business Wire | 11/6/2017

MIAMI- People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in Florida will soon have a new fitness benefit that offers access to exercise classes, workout equipment and social activities at participating fitness locations. In January 2018 … members as part of the Optum Fitness Advantage network,” said Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness. “We look forward to working together to provide more fitness choices to seniors, both inside and outside of the

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UnitedHealth hikes profit forecast after big 2Q | Yahoo News | 7/18/2019

This July 12, 2019, photo shows the UnitedHealthcare headquarters in Minneapolis. UnitedHealthcare Inc. reports earnings Thursday, July 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) More UnitedHealth is raising its profit expectations for the year after earnings … private coverage. But the stock rallied this month after President Donald Trump ended a plan to change how rebates for prescription drugs are administered. Shares have climbed about 7% so far this year, compared with

Azar: Drug rebates’ ‘days are numbered’ despite rule setback | FierceHealthcare | 7/12/2019

… Congressional Budget Office —suggesting that it would lead to higher Part D premiums for seniors, a risk that made President Donald Trump and other officials skittish, the HHS chief told reporters. “Rebates’ days are numbered … to-consumer discounts. RELATED: Trump administration tosses drug rebate rule UnitedHealthcare and CVS Health headline the list of insurers that are aiming to move away from the drug rebate structure and toward discounts offered to …

Daniel Schumacher

7 things Optum has done in the past 90 days | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/18/2019

Daniel Schumacher president and COO of Optum after former president Dirk McMahon was promoted to CEO of UnitedHealthcare. Mr. Schumacher will oversee all Optum operations. He previously served as president and COO of UnitedHealthcare. On June 19, Optum completed its $4.3 billion acquisition of DaVita medical Group. Post-acquisition, OptumCare serves approximately 16 million patients and 80 health plans. In early June, UnitedHealth CFO John Rex spoke at the Bernstein …

Optum names new president, COO | Becker’s ASC Review | 7/2/2019

Optum names new president, COO Written by Laura Dyrda July 02, 2019 Print Email UnitedHealth Group named Daniel Schumacher president and COO of Optum in an organizationwide leadership transition. Mr. Schumacher previously served as president and COO of UnitedHealthcare and will replace Dirk McMahon as president and COO of Optum. Mr. McMahon was named CEO of UnitedHealthcare after CEO Steve Nelson retired. In his new role, Mr. Schumacher oversees OptumInsight …

Jeff Meyerhofer

UnitedHealthcare Expands Medicare Advantage Bundled Payment Program | HealthPayer Intelligence | 4/12/2019

Private Payers News UnitedHealthcare Expands Medicare Advantage Bundled Payment Program Providers in more than 30 states can now participate in UnitedHealthcare’s bundled payment program patients. 12, 2019 - UnitedHealthcare is expanding its Medicare Advantage bundled payment … better health and better care at a lower cost,” said Jeff Meyerhofer, president of bundled payment solutions, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. In 2020, UnitedHealthcare will offer their value-based model to providers participating in Medicare Advantage

UnitedHealthcare Expands Bundled Payments with Medicare Advantage Plans | HIT Consultant | 4/11/2019

UnitedHealthcare Expands Bundled Payments with Medicare Advantage Plans //hitconsultant.net/2019/04/10/unitedhealthcare-bundled-payments-medicare-advantage-plans/. Captcha Submit UnitedHealthcare announced this week it is expanding its use of bundled payment offerings to care providers participating … better health and better care, at a lower cost,” said Jeff Meyerhofer, president of bundled payment solutions, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. “We are making it easier for care providers by managing both the fee-for-service

Brett Manderfeld

UnitedHealth Group Advances Senior Leadership Team | Business Wire | 6/28/2019

… health care costs.” Specific changes include Dirk C. McMahon, currently president and chief operating officer of Optum, becoming CEO of UnitedHealthcare; and Daniel J. Schumacher, currently president and chief operating officer of UnitedHealthcare, becoming president … to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group. Contacts Investors: Brett Manderfeld Senior Vice President UnitedHealth Group 952-936-7216 [email protected] Media: Matt Stearns Senior Vice President UnitedHealth Group 202-276-0085 [email protected]

UnitedHealth Group Announces Results of 2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting | Business Wire | 6/3/2019

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. Click here to subscribe to Mobile Alerts for UnitedHealth Group. Contacts Investors: John S. Penshorn Senior Vice President 952-936-7214 Brett Manderfeld Vice President 952-936-7216 Media: Matt Stearns Senior Vice President 202-276-0085 [email protected]