UnitedHealthcare

Dividend Growth Stock of the Month for November 2019 | 11/2/2019

… insurance plans • fee-based health insurance plans • administration of health insurance plans • pharmacy benefit management UNH has two business segments: • UnitedHealthcare, which focuses on health insurance plans • Optum, which focuses on healthcare optimization. The UnitedHealthcare segment provides health care benefits globally, serving individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. This segment offers a full spectrum of health benefits programs, including basic health insurance, employer-provided plans, Medicare Advantage and Medicare …

Director of Sales Global Solutions - Telecommute within Tennessee - UnitedHealth Group - Nashville, TN | 11/2/2019

Share Description The Director of Sales has primary responsibility for all business development activities in an assigned territory representing UnitedHealthcare’s multinational employer segment: UnitedHealthcare Global Solutions focused on market leading services, solutions and insurance products for globally mobile employee populations. They will have direct responsibility to build and maintain relationships and partnerships with the broker and consulting community, local UnitedHealthcare health plans, current and prospective UHC / UHCG clients and industry …

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Director of Sales Global Solutions - Midwest Telecommute - UnitedHealth Group - Minnetonka, MN | 11/2/2019

Share Description The Director of Sales has primary responsibility for all business development activities in an assigned territory representing UnitedHealthcare’s multinational employer segment: UnitedHealthcare Global Solutions focused on market leading services, solutions and insurance products for globally mobile employee populations. They will have direct responsibility to build and maintain relationships and partnerships with the broker and consulting community, local UnitedHealthcare health plans, current and prospective UHC / UHCG clients and industry …

Community Outreach Representative, DSNP - Kalamazoo, Calhoun or Barry County, MI - UnitedHealth Group - Kalamazoo, MI | 11/2/2019

… work.(sm) You never thought your career could help millions of lives. Well, here you can.A Community Outreach Representative is a community based role aimed at forging community relationships, brand awareness and promoting the UnitedHealthcare Community Plan. The purpose of this position is to develop relationships in the community to increase and open the door to opportunities for qualified, local sales agents for UnitedHealthcare Dual Complete. The specialist must be …

Customer Service Advocate - Chico, CA - UnitedHealth Group - Chico, CA | 11/2/2019

Share Description Grow your career with an industry leader! We have training classes starting soon. Apply now! You love problem solving and you love helping people. How about a career where you can do both? As a member of UnitedHealthcare ‘s elite customer service team, you’ll work directly with our customers to help them navigate the health care system. You’ll be empowered to resolve the most complex health care related …

Senior Customer Service Representative - Green Bay, WI (Job Fair) - UnitedHealth Group - Green Bay, WI | 11/2/2019

… 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 help serve …

Subsidies mitigate rising prices as NY kicks off open enrollment | Crain’s New York Business | 11/1/2019

… Silver plans, for example, cover about 70% of costs, with the patient covering what remains. In New York City, the cheapest silver plan is sold by MetroPlus at about $619 a month before subsidies. UnitedHealthcare offers the priciest silver product in the city, at $888 a month. The increased prices are driven by the higher rates charged by hospitals, doctors and drug companies, said Eric Linzer, president and CEO of …

The Importance of “Shop and Compare” During Medicare Annual Election Period | PR Newswire | 11/1/2019

… Center 2454 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu Thursday, November 7, 2019 , 9 am – 12 Noon Hawaii Okinawa Center 94-587 Ukeʻe Street Waipahu “We will have health plan representatives and licensed sales agents from Humana and UnitedHealthcare on hand to answer all questions,” says Scott Whiting , MDX Hawai’i President. “We are committed to educating seniors so they can make an informed Medicare plan choice.” October 15 to December 7 is the Medicare …

Magellan Health taps former HealthMarkets chief as CEO | Modern Healthcare | 11/1/2019

Print Magellan Health, Phoenix-base managed care insurer and pharmacy benefit manager, has tapped Kenneth Fasola to be its next CEO beginning Nov. 14. He replaces Barry Smith, who has been the CEO for six years and will remain to help with the transition, the company said Thursday. Fasola was formerly the president and CEO of HealthMarkets, a large U.S. health insurance agency that was bought by UnitedHealth Group earlier …

National Accounts Specialty Sales VP - West - UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ | 11/1/2019

… national accounts office (s) within an assigned region. This position’s primary responsibility is the development and execution of sales strategies that will drive profitable revenue expansion in assigned local national account market segments for UnitedHealthcare Specialty Products. This position will work collaboratively across the organization in achieving revenue and profit goals through the new business sales of standalone specialty product sales and combined sales with medical products. In addition, this …

Chutes and Ladders—CEOs of University Hospitals, VCU Health System announce retirement | FierceHealthcare | 10/31/2019

… including Joseph DeVivo, CEO of InTouch Health, Michael Baird , American Well’s president of customer solutions, Andrea Gelzer , M.D., senior vice president of medical affairs at AmeriHealth Caritas and Yasmine Winkler , the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare community & state’s Central region. Read more on …

DocASAP Launches New Point of Care and Access Center Capabilities to Expand its Patient Access and Engagement Platform | PRWeb | 10/31/2019

DocASAP Launches New Point of Care and Access Center Capabilities to Expand its Patient Access and Engagement Platform Share Article DocASAP’s point of care and access center capabilities will enhance acute care discharge, care coordination and access center management for care coordinators and access centers nationwide. “As patient access and care coordination become priorities among health systems and health plans, organizations are looking to innovate around making access to care …

UMass Memorial, UnitedHealthcare hit contract impasse | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/31/2019

UMass Memorial Health Care patients with UnitedHealthcare insurance may face higher out-of-pocket costs if the insurer and the Worcester, Mass.-based health system can’t agree on a new contract, according to the Telegram . UMass Memorial’s contract with Cigna for Medicare Advantage members is slated to expire Dec. 31. UMass Memorial providers treat about 820 Medicare Advantage members with UnitedHealthcare coverage. Reimbursement rates are central to the disagreement. UMass …

UnitedHealthcare bets new back pain benefit will decrease unnecessary tests | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/31/2019

… or chiropractic care to treat low back pain. The benefit includes three physical therapy or chiropractic visits to in-network providers, in addition to normal visits under the plan. Based on an internal analysis, UnitedHealthcare projects the benefit will reduce spinal imaging tests by 22 percent, spinal surgeries by 21 percent and opioid use by 19 percent by 2021.To read more about the benefit, click here . More articles on …

Teladoc reports Q3 revenue up 24%, boosted by strong growth in mental health virtual visits | FierceHealthcare | 10/31/2019

… year prior. The third quarter of 2019 marked the greatest population expansion in the company’s history, Gorevic said, with more than 17 million people gaining access to Teladoc’s services. Teladoc signed a partnership with UnitedHealthcare to be the national virtual visit provider for the insurer’s 15 million commercial members. Teladoc’s virtual platform is now available to 50 million people, according to Gorevic. The company also is seeing momentum with Medicare …

Major Blues insurer sued for denying behavioral health claims | Modern Healthcare | 10/31/2019

Print The company that runs Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in five states is unlawfully denying behavioral health benefits to members in violation of generally accepted medical standards, according to a federal lawsuit seeking class action status. The complaint filed Thursday accuses Chicago-based Health Care Service Corporation of denying coverage last year to a young Chicago-area woman suffering from depression, substance use disorder, and borderline personality based …

UnitedHealthcare acquires Vivify Health, patient monitoring start-up | CNBC | 10/31/2019

Dean Mitchell E+ Getty Images UnitedHealth Group ‘s Optum division has acquired patient-monitoring start-up Vivify Health, according to two people familiar with the deal. Vivify sits in the remote patient monitoring space, providing connected devices and other technologies to track at-risk patients at home. In theory, such interventions will help reduce the number of patients rushing to the emergency room, which is highly expensive for a health …

Progyny finds fertile ground in growing women’s health field | Crain’s New York Business | 10/31/2019

… Schlanger points out that two-thirds of its clients had fertility coverage through a different carrier before switching to Progyny. By entering the benefits space, Progyny is competing with the country’s largest insurers, Anthem, UnitedHealthcare and CVS Health’s Aetna. It is also taking on the divisions of CVS and United that manage pharmacy benefits and aim to lower spending on expensive fertility drugs. “We create outcomes that are far differentiated …

Contract standoff between UMass Memorial, UnitedHealthcare leaves retirees scrambling - News - telegram.com - Worcester, MA | 10/31/2019

Contract standoff between UMass Memorial, UnitedHealthcare leaves retirees scrambling Susan Spencer Telegram & Gazette Staff @SusanSpencerTG Wednesday Oct 30, 2019 at 7:50 PM Oct 31, 2019 at 6:27 AM A standoff over reimbursement between UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and UnitedHealthcare, the country’s largest health insurer, has left many retirees wondering if they’ll have to find new physicians after the end of the year or change their Medicare insurance plan. The …

UnitedHealthcare Offers New PT Benefit for Low Back Pain | 10/31/2019

… low back pain. Eligible plan participants must have remaining physical therapy visits under their plan; the new benefit design does not increase the maximum number of covered physical therapy or chiropractic visits per year, UnitedHealthcare notes in a media release. “This new benefit design may help encourage people with low back pain to get the right care at the right time and in the right setting, helping expand access to …

Medicare

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart Devoted Health is covering the watch as a benefit. Apple also operates clinics for its employees, called AC Wellness Networks , which are run independently from Apple but are exclusively for its employees. Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft has historically had trouble cracking into the healthcare business. Most …

Ohio Medicaid CFO - Columbus, Ohio RELOCATION AVAILABLE - UnitedHealth Group - Columbus, OH | 11/3/2019

Medicare experience Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let’s talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that’s serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry’s singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever …

Medicaid

Ohio Medicaid CFO - Columbus, Ohio RELOCATION AVAILABLE - UnitedHealth Group - Columbus, OH | 11/3/2019

Medicaid and/or Medicare experience Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let’s talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that’s serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry’s singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and …

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. Sells 105 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

Medicare Advantage

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart Devoted Health is covering the watch as a benefit. Apple also operates clinics for its employees, called AC Wellness Networks , which are run independently from Apple but are exclusively for its employees. Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft has historically had trouble cracking into the healthcare business. Most …

Dividend Growth Stock of the Month for November 2019 | 11/2/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, which focuses on health insurance plans • Optum, which focuses on healthcare optimization. The UnitedHealthcare segment provides health care benefits globally, serving individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. This segment offers a full spectrum of health benefits programs, including basic health insurance, employer-provided plans, Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans, and online resources for healthcare providers. In the USA alone, UNH serves over 43 million customers. On a …

Mental Health

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… which struck a 7-year-old girl … Flag as irrelevant ‘Sister Wives’: Kody Brown Makes Controversial Comments About Polygamy and Mental Health Showbiz Cheat Sheet He often comments on social issues related to the primarily … amputee says FOX43.com In a letter addressed to Mark, UnitedHealthcare stated his request for equipment related health care services were “not covered” under his Preferred … Flag as irrelevant WEB Related Services Prime Clerk Valuation …

Double amputee says his insurance company won’t cover much-needed wheelchair | FOX40 | 11/1/2019

… I’m using a similar one based on the one requested from UnitedHealth,” he told KTXL. He said his insurance company, UnitedHealthcare, has twice now denied his request for the customized wheelchair, which he estimates could … legs. “I would want them to consider kind of the mental health ramifications of having to fight this kind of battle,” Sarah said. Poss said he is in the process of filing an appeal with …

Digital Health

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… using data from the watch and other Apple devices in studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an … it plans to test out health offerings, including 12 pilot “digital health corners” in stores. Those are in the process of being executed, Peter Lee , the corporate vice president of Microsoft Healthcare told Business Insider …

DocASAP Launches New Point of Care and Access Center Capabilities to Expand its Patient Access and Engagement Platform | PRWeb | 10/31/2019

… traditional visit types, such as telehealth/virtual appointments, walk-ins, home visits and phone appointments. According to an Accenture 2019 Digital Health Consumer Survey , more than half of consumers are going to non-traditional healthcare … time. Backed and promoted in the market by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, DocASAP builds unique payer-provider connections with an eye towards simplified access, increased care compliance and improved population risk management. DocASAP’s provider search and …

ACA

Minnesota trade groups offering new health plans - InsuranceNewsNet | 11/3/2019

… created awareness about how plans could be launched under the old rules. Starting in 2014, the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) brought new rules for setting premiums in the small-group market, where small employers … local health insurance market, including more products from Minnetonka -based UnitedHealthcare and a joint venture between the national insurer Aetna …

Kaiser Family Foundation

How health insurance industry allies are going to lie and attack Warren’s Medicare for All plan | 11/3/2019

… lines because of an expense they have little control over — the cost of providing coverage to their workforce. As the Kaiser Family Foundation has documented , over the past two decades, the cost of an employer … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

Health Insurance Whistleblower Reveals How Industry Will Attack Warren’s New Plan | 11/2/2019

… lines because of an expense they have little control over—the cost of providing coverage to their workforce. As the Kaiser Family Foundation has documented , over the past two decades, the cost of an employer … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

Fitness Tracking

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling a health platform that combines coaching and fitness tracking to employers and health plans. Beyond working with existing products, Feinberg’s oversight includes … studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart …

Google’s $2.1 billion bet on Fitbit: What will it do with the corporate wellness business? | ZDNet | 11/1/2019

… buys Fitbit for $2.1 billion Fitbit landed a deal with Singapore for a wellness program. Launched the Versa 2 and Aria Air with premium service . And expanded distribution of Fitbit wearables in its UnitedHealthcare deal . Fitbit has a bevy of enterprise wellness deals on the books and the effort was key to its transformation. I opined that Google should buy Fitbit in 2018 largely for the data treasure trove. Yet …

Behavioral Health

Care Coordinator - Medical Social Worker - Metairie, LA - UnitedHealth Group - New Orleans, LA | 11/2/2019

… party administration Understanding of nursing home and long term acute care regulations preferred Background in medical social work Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care … Case Manager, Case Management, Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Community Health, Long Term Care, LTC, Hospice, medical social work, Public Health, Assisted Living, Field Based, New Orleans, Louisiana, LA Requisition …

Senior Clinical Administrative Coordinator - Phoenix, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ | 11/2/2019

… to balance multiple priorities Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team Adaptability and Flexibility Detail Oriented Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best … a drug test before beginning employment. Keywords: UHG, Administrative Support, Behavioral Health, Regulatory program, Health Services Requisition : 847167 …

Community Health

Care Coordinator - Medical Social Worker - Metairie, LA - UnitedHealth Group - New Orleans, LA | 11/2/2019

… party administration Understanding of nursing home and long term acute care regulations preferred Background in medical social work Careers at UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. The Boomer generation is the fastest growing market segment in health care … Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Waiver, Managed Care, Behavioral Health, Mental Health, Community Health, Long Term Care, LTC, Hospice, medical social work, Public Health, Assisted Living, Field Based, New Orleans, Louisiana, LA Requisition : 840040 …

Subsidies mitigate rising prices as NY kicks off open enrollment | Crain’s New York Business | 11/1/2019

… remains. In New York City, the cheapest silver plan is sold by MetroPlus at about $619 a month before subsidies. UnitedHealthcare offers the priciest silver product in the city, at $888 a month. The increased … has made a $2.5 million donation to the Callen-Lorde Community Health Center, which provides health care targeted to New York’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. The private gift is the largest ever made …

UnitedHealth Group

Ohio Medicaid CFO - Columbus, Ohio RELOCATION AVAILABLE - UnitedHealth Group - Columbus, OH | 11/3/2019

… Work side-by side with the Business Team and/or Finance personnel within OptumHealth and/or across other aspects of UnitedHealth Group, to fully understand the business and support the financial goals and objectives Develop … MBA or CPA Medicaid and/or Medicare experience Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let’s talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that’s serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry’s singular reputation …

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. Sells 105 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. trimmed its holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) by 1.9% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,372 … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

OptumRx

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. Sells 105 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. Decreases Stock Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

OptumHealth

Ohio Medicaid CFO - Columbus, Ohio RELOCATION AVAILABLE - UnitedHealth Group - Columbus, OH | 11/3/2019

… development and operational results against the budget Work side-by side with the Business Team and/or Finance personnel within OptumHealth and/or across other aspects of UnitedHealth Group, to fully understand the business and … MBA or CPA Medicaid and/or Medicare experience Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let’s talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that’s serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry’s singular reputation …

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. Sells 105 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

OptumInsight

Coastal Investment Advisors Inc. Sells 105 Shares of UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. Decreases Stock Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, and individuals; health and well-being services to individuals age 50 and older, addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services, as well as services dealing with chronic disease and other specialized issues for older individuals; and Medicaid plans, Children’s Health …

Apple Health

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… eye scans and scans of breast cancer cells, with the hope of aiding medical professionals in diagnosing and treating patients. Apple Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple has slowly but surely moved its way into healthcare … studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart …

Alphabet Acquisition of Fitbit Makes Sense for Both Companies, and the Wider Healthcare World | 11/1/2019

… offerings and makes it more competitive. Forrester forecasts that smartwatch sales will surpass those of fitness trackers in 2020, with Apple Watch being the market leader. If Alphabet hopes to catch up, it will need … smart devices with their healthcare providers. Meanwhile, health insurers like UnitedHealthcare, Aetna, and Devoted Healthcare have begun subsidizing the cost of wearables for members. This acquisition means: Alphabet now has a consumer engagement strategy. Alphabet’s …

Fitbit

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… GV and Capital G as well as through Alphabet itself. On Friday, Google reached a $2.1 billion deal to acquire Fitbit. The brand, best known for its fitness watches, also has a big business selling … studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart …

Google’s $2.1 billion bet on Fitbit: What will it do with the corporate wellness business? | ZDNet | 11/1/2019

There’s value in the data collected from Apple and Fitbit watches ZDNet’s Larry Dignan talks with TechRepublic’s Karen Roby about how the health care sector will be impacted by the large amounts of data that … premium service . And expanded distribution of Fitbit wearables in its UnitedHealthcare deal . Fitbit has a bevy of enterprise wellness deals on the books and the effort was key to its transformation. I opined that Google …

Novartis

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… using data from the watch and other Apple devices in studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an … high-profile partnerships with the likes of companies like Walgreens , Novartis , Humana, and West Coast-based health system Providence St. Joseph Health . In addition to providing cloud services, Microsoft also commits to working with its …

Behavioral health providers affiliate to aid in transition to value-based payments | Crain’s New York Business | 10/30/2019

… Novartis, SAP and Urban Outfitters. Henry is in-network for major dental plans such as Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental and UnitedHealthcare. Its services are billed to those insurers at no extra cost to employers. The company is able to perform preventive and restorative dentistry, such as fillings, and its dentists and hygienists are employees. Clinicians return to offices multiple times a year to establish a relationship with patients. A patient …

Walgreens Healthcare

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… using data from the watch and other Apple devices in studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an … of high-profile partnerships with the likes of companies like Walgreens , Novartis , Humana, and West Coast-based health system Providence St. Joseph Health . In addition to providing cloud services, Microsoft also commits to working with …

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (WBA) CEO Stefano Pessina on Q4 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/28/2019

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc (NASDAQ: WBA ) Q4 2019 Earnings Conference Call October 28, 2019 8:30 AM ET Company Participants Gerald Gradwell - Senior Vice President, Investor Relations Stefano Pessina - Executive Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer James … And we recently signed a multi-year Medicare agreement with UnitedHealthcare, including a new co-branded Medicare Advantage plan with Walgreens being the only preferred Retail Pharmacy. Turning next to digitalization. Our partnership with Microsoft …

Microsoft Health

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart Devoted Health is covering the watch as a benefit. Apple also operates clinics for its employees, called AC Wellness Networks , which are run independently from Apple but are exclusively for its employees. Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft has historically had trouble cracking into the healthcare business. Most …

Senior Clinical Administrative Coordinator - Phoenix, AZ - UnitedHealth Group - Phoenix, AZ | 11/2/2019

… well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. Required Qualifications: High School Diploma / GED (or higher) Microsoft Word - Editing and creating documents, able to use basic formatting, editing, printing functions Microsoft … as a team Adaptability and Flexibility Detail Oriented Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State. Challenge brings out the best in us. It also attracts the best. That’s why you’ll find some of the most amazingly talented …

Optum

Dividend Growth Stock of the Month for November 2019 | 11/2/2019

… UnitedHealthcare, which focuses on health insurance plans • Optum, which focuses on healthcare optimization. The UnitedHealthcare segment provides health care benefits globally, serving individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. This segment offers a full spectrum of health benefits programs, including basic health insurance, employer-provided plans, Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement plans, and online resources for healthcare providers. In the USA alone, UNH serves over 43 million customers. On a …

Sr Clinical Coding Registered Nurse 5000 Sign On Bonus - UnitedHealth Group - Corpus Christi, TX | 11/2/2019

… Medicare eligible seniors in Texas and Florida, through primary and multi-specialty clinics, and contracted medical management services. We’ve joined Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, and our mission is to help … candidates. Candidates who are currently working for a UnitedHealth Group, UnitedHealthcare or a related entity in a full time, part time, or per diem basis (“Internal Candidates”) are not eligible to receive a sign on …

Citigroup

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. Decreases Stock Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Citigroup cut their target price on shares of UnitedHealth Group from $299.00 to $286.00 and … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) Stake Reduced by BlackRock Inc. | 11/3/2019

… a “buy” rating and set a $269.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, July 22nd. Citigroup decreased their price target on UnitedHealth Group from $299.00 to $286.00 and set a … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

Jefferies Financial Group

Delta Asset Management LLC TN Grows Stock Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… on shares of UnitedHealth Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 19th. Jefferies Financial Group cut shares of UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

Endurance Wealth Management Inc. Boosts Holdings in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/3/2019

… research report on Thursday, September 12th. They set a “hold” rating and a $263.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group downgraded UnitedHealth Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

Morgan Stanley

Subsidies mitigate rising prices as NY kicks off open enrollment | Crain’s New York Business | 11/1/2019

… remains. In New York City, the cheapest silver plan is sold by MetroPlus at about $619 a month before subsidies. UnitedHealthcare offers the priciest silver product in the city, at $888 a month. The increased … of the Columbia University Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network, among other positions. GROUNDBREAKING: Valley Health System will break ground on its $735 million …

Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC Has $25.58 Million Stock Position in UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH) | 11/1/2019

… company. Cleveland Research reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of UnitedHealth Group in a research note on Monday, July 15th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price objective on UnitedHealth Group from $298.00 to $294.00 and set … company in the United States. It operates through four segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers …

Goldman Sachs

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John Prince - CEO, OptumRx Heather Cianfrocco - CEO, Community & State Wyatt Decker - CEO, OptumHealth Dan Schumacher - President and COO, Optum Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Scott Fidel - Stephens Dave Windley - Jefferies Peter Costa - Wells Fargo Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Frank Morgan - RBC Capital Markets Lance Wilkes - Bernstein Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley …

Progyny Begins U.S. IPO Effort - Progyny, Inc. (Pending:PGNY) | Seeking Alpha | 10/3/2019

… as greater awareness regarding fertility services. Major competitors that provide fertility and family building benefits services in the US include: UnitedHealthcare ( UNH ) Cigna ( CI ) Aetna ( AET ) Blue Cross Blue Shield Association members WIN Fertility Optum … currently available. Listed underwriters of the IPO are J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Piper Jaffray, SVB Leerink, and TPG Capital BD. Commentary PGNY is seeking public investment capital for its client expansion …

RBC Capital Markets

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John Prince - CEO, OptumRx Heather Cianfrocco - CEO, Community & State Wyatt Decker - CEO, OptumHealth Dan Schumacher - President and COO, Optum Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Scott Fidel - Stephens Dave Windley - Jefferies Peter Costa - Wells Fargo Josh Raskin - Nephron Research Frank Morgan - RBC Capital Markets Lance Wilkes - Bernstein Steve Tanal - Goldman Sachs Ricky Goldwasser - Morgan Stanley …

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 …

SVB Leerink

Progyny Begins U.S. IPO Effort - Progyny, Inc. (Pending:PGNY) | Seeking Alpha | 10/3/2019

… as greater awareness regarding fertility services. Major competitors that provide fertility and family building benefits services in the US include: UnitedHealthcare ( UNH ) Cigna ( CI ) Aetna ( AET ) Blue Cross Blue Shield Association members WIN Fertility Optum … J.P. Morgan, Goldman Sachs, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, Piper Jaffray, SVB Leerink, and TPG Capital BD. Commentary PGNY is seeking public investment capital for its client expansion plans. Management says its current member base is …

10 updates on UnitedHealth Group | Becker’s Hospital Review | 7/1/2019

… are 10 updates on UnitedHealth Group’s business transactions, leadership and legal dealings reported by Becker’s Hospital Review since April. 1. UnitedHealthcare, the insurance arm of UnitedHealth Group, rolled out a hearing business called UnitedHealthcare Hearing … for pharmacy benefits and behavioral health provider Magellan Health, an SVB Leerink analyst told Business Insider. 6. OptumCare, the healthcare delivery unit of UnitedHealth, won’t own inpatient care or post-acute care services, the health …

JP Morgan

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

UnitedHealthcare agrees to $3.2B deal to acquire payments firm Equian Bain also has hired JP Morgan Securities and Deutsche Bank for financial advice, according to Buyout. Waystar has in the past contemplated an initial public offering, sources told Buyout. Waystar could attract interest from companies such as Oracle Corp. and Visa Inc., according to several publications. The Louisville-based health care technology firm could sell for billions of dollars by …

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA) CEO Kare Schultz on Q1 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 5/2/2019

… Markets David Amsellem - Piper Jeffrey Gregg Gilbert - SunTrust Umer Raffat - Evercore Elliot Wilbur - Raymond James Ronny Gal - Bernstein Chris Schott - JP Morgan Operator Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Teva Pharmaceutical Industries … it. Caremark with Emgality, Aimovig is not. We’re not on UnitedHealthcare. We just gained access to Express Scripts National Preferred Formulary on April 1st. Cigna is also reimbursing AJOVY. So our coverage continues to expand …

Bain Capital

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

Bain Capital. The anticipated sale also comes two years after Bain Capital created the business by combining revenue cycle management companies Navicure Inc. and ZirMed in 2017. The company was renamed Waystar in February 2018. Bloomberg reported in April that the private equity 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 …

AbleTo, Inc. Announces James P. Bradley as Chairman of the Board | PR Newswire | 1/9/2018

… UnitedHealthCare and as Chairman at the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and brings deep industry knowledge and experience in health information technology to AbleTo following its successful $36.6M Series D financing round, which was led by Bain Capital Ventures and Aetna. “Jim is well-known for joining transformative companies and helping them solve big problems. Few problems are more pressing than the access, quality, and cost issues associated with …

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 …

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 …

Mayo Clinic

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… aspect of parent company Alphabet’s healthcare strategy. Within Google, Google Cloud is working to ink cloud contracts with healthcare systems. Mayo Clinic in September signed Google as its cloud and AI partner. There’s also Verily … studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart …

Dispensed: A trip to rural Pennsylvania, the final word on uBiome, and the looming cloud wars in healthcare | Markets Insider | Business Insider | 10/4/2019

… deep on AI partnerships in addition to selling its cloud services. We’ve seen others take similar approaches, like Minnesota-based Mayo Clinic in September signed Google on as its cloud and AI partner, while the … Haven’s underrated or overrated, he replied that an insurer like UnitedHealthcare has a better chance of building a commercial bank than JPMorgan has a chance at fixing healthcare . Cue the fire emojis. That’s it for …

Kaiser Permanente

Hiding in Plain Sight | 11/1/2019

… codes for preventive measures and targeted diabetes interventions under the category of health education. Also working on codes is insurer UnitedHealthcare, which has recently partnered with the American Medical Association to help create a new … payoffs aren’t immediate and they don’t always directly impact employees. Kaiser Permanente has done this near its Oakland, California, headquarters. The organization recently invested more than $5 million to purchase and upgrade a 41-unit …

Insurers test new way to cut maternity care costs: Bundling - MedCity News | 9/30/2019

… way doctors are paid for maternity care. Feltz’s New Jersey-based practice, Lifeline Medical Associates, recently partnered with the insurer UnitedHealthcare to test a new payment model. The insurer sets a budget with the practice … Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation which is not affiliated with Kaiser Permanente. Promoted …

Northwell Health

Subsidies mitigate rising prices as NY kicks off open enrollment | Crain’s New York Business | 11/1/2019

… remains. In New York City, the cheapest silver plan is sold by MetroPlus at about $619 a month before subsidies. UnitedHealthcare offers the priciest silver product in the city, at $888 a month. The increased … Island health systems say they haven’t received subpoenas in probe Northwell Health and Catholic Health Services told Crain’s on Thursday that they haven’t received subpoenas or requests for information from the U.S. attorney for the …

Why Coordinated Behavioral Care wants to be a testing ground for tech companies | Crain’s New York Business | 10/3/2019

… globally, including specialists who provide expert opinions. The Purchase-based company also has strong relationships with CVS Health’s Aetna and UnitedHealthcare. “We took the company public four years ago as the leader in virtual care … care.” —J.H. Northwell, Allscripts developing a voice-enabled EHR system Northwell Health is getting into the electronic health record business. The state’s largest health system is working with health IT company Allscripts to develop an …

DaVita Medical Group

UnitedHealthcare acquires Vivify Health, patient monitoring start-up | CNBC | 10/31/2019

… a spending spree of late, scooping up PatientsLikeMe, a patient social network, and Equian, a payments business, in recent months. In June of this year, it closed on a $4.3 billion purchase of DaVita Medical Group after getting sign off from the Federal Trade Commission. Optum is a division of UnitedHealth that provides business and technology services, pharmacy benefits management and a variety of other services. The people familiar with …

UnitedHealthcare outpatient surgery policy threatens hospital revenue | Modern Healthcare | 10/17/2019

UnitedHealthcare is ramping up a prior authorization policy intended to shift outpatient surgeries to lower-cost settings outside of the hospital, a move that could put a dent in hospital revenue. It’s the latest volley … employs thousands of doctors. It recently completed its acquisition of DaVita Medical Group and it owns Surgical Care Affiliates, a network of more than 210 ambulatory surgical facilities where 7,500 physicians practice. Insurers have also …

HCA Healthcare

Mission Health Strikes Deal With Cigna Insurance Before Deadline | 10/31/2019

… year agreement ensures that all Cigna patients will remain in-network. This deal covers Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, not the entire Mission system which includes the surrounding five rural hospitals. Negotiations … Jackson, Haywood and Swain counties were out of network with UnitedHealthcare for about 4 months while the organizations negotiated for a new contract. The entire Mission Health system was purchased in February by HCA Healthcare

Will UnitedHealth’s (UNH) Benefits Business Aid Q3 Earnings? | Yahoo News | 10/14/2019

Will UnitedHealth’s (UNH) Benefits Business Aid Q3 Earnings? Zacks Equity Research UnitedHealth Group Inc. ’s UNH health service segment UnitedHealthcare is likely to have performed well in the third quarter, which may reflect on the … sector include Molina Healthcare, Inc. MOH, Cigna Corp. CI and HCA Healthcare, Inc. HCA. While Molina sports a Zacks Rank 1 (Strong Buy), Cigna and HCA Healthcare carry a Zacks Rank of 2 (Buy). You …

Ascension

UnitedHealthcare acquires Vivify Health, patient monitoring start-up | CNBC | 10/31/2019

… comment for this story, and Vivify did not immediately return a request for comment. Vivify had raised more than $20 million in funding from the venture firms of large health care organizations including Ascension, a health system, and diagnostics giant LabCorp, according to Crunchbase . Follow @CNBC t ech on Twitter for the latest tech industry news …

Can Blockchain Technology Fix Healthcare’s Problems? Not Even Close | HIT Consultant | 9/30/2019

… Ascension, Humana, MultiPlan, Optum, UnitedHealthcare, and Quest Diagnostics, the program plans to use blockchain to reduce administrative costs and improve data quality. Early this year, other big-time players — Aetna, Anthem, Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), PNC Bank, and IBM — announced a new collaborative that will leverage blockchain technology to enhance interoperability and transparency in healthcare. Many smaller partnerships continue to follow suit. A 2018 Deloitte blockchain survey found that …

UPMC

Highmark-UPMC skirmish opened doors in Pittsburgh’s private Medicare market | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/29/2019

While Pittsburgh-based rivals Highmark and UPMC battled over their contract, national payers creeped into the region’s private Medicare market that the dueling institutions previously dominated, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . In 2014, Highmark … a 10-year agreement — national health insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare picked up market share. Aetna, buoyed by its purchase of HealthAmerica, now has 36,475 members in the region’s private Medicare market. That’s up from …

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 …

Cleveland Clinic

New UnitedHealthcare Benefit for Low Back Pain Helps Reduce Invasive Procedures and Address the Opioid Epidemic | Business & Finance | heraldchronicle.com | Business Wire | 10/29/2019

MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 29, 2019– UnitedHealthcare has introduced a new benefit for people with acute low back pain that makes it more affordable to access physical therapy and chiropractic care, helping to improve … chronic-low-back-pain-clinical-practice . April 4, 2017. 6 Cleveland Clinic. Chronic Back Pain. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16869-chronic-back-pain . Accessed July 2019. 7 Harvard Medical School, https://www.health.harvard.edu/pain/when-is …

John Muir Health

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

… Conference Call October 15, 2019 8:45 AM ET Company Participants David Wichmann - CEO Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum Dirk McMahon - CEO, UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John … with broader solutions sets, such as those offered in the John Muir Health announcement last quarter. Business momentum is accelerating as these solutions extend the positive impact OptumInsight is having on the cost and quality …

UnitedHealth Group will equip providers in the OptumHealth network with a suite of analytics tools (UNH) | Business Insider | 9/10/2019

… down technological barriers preventing value-based care (VBC) from catching on with providers. Despite seeing support from large payers like UnitedHealthcare, VBC has failed to gain broad support in the medical community. Only 25% of … toward its flourishing OptumHealth division. Optum’s recent tie-up with John Muir Health could provide a blueprint for the company’s future growth strategy when it comes to VBC. Optum announced it would be assuming control …

Centura Health

UnitedHealth Group: A Hold For The Present - UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) | Seeking Alpha | 10/14/2019

… and clinical expertise. These core competencies are deployed within two distinct, but strategically aligned, business platforms: health benefits operating under UnitedHealthcare and health services operating under Optum. Important UnitedHealth Initiatives Excerpts from the Q2 UnitedHealth … appointment and impact over the coming quarters…. our partnership with Centura Health announced last year in the Colorado Doctors plan is achieving price points 20% lower than our broad access offerings… Our businesses serving people …

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

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. According to a consent judgement, UnitedHealthcare reportedly will remove exclusivity from its contract with Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health for at least the next 3.5 years and DaVita Medical Group extended its current agreement with Humana through December 2020. Post-acquisition, OptumCare will serve more …

Aetna

Minnesota trade groups offering new health plans - InsuranceNewsNet | 11/3/2019

UnitedHealthcare and a joint venture between the national insurer Aetna

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an Apple Watch can keep its members healthier. Medicare Advantage upstart Devoted Health is covering the watch as a benefit. Apple also operates clinics for its employees, called AC Wellness Networks , which are run independently from Apple but are exclusively for its employees. Microsoft Microsoft Microsoft has historically had trouble cracking into the healthcare …

Humana

Tech giants like Google and Amazon are beefing up their healthcare strategies. Here’s how 7 tech titans plan to tackle the $3.5 trillion industry. | Business Insider | 11/3/2019

… using data from the watch and other Apple devices in studies . Apple’s also been working with insurers like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare . In the case of Aetna, the program is wagering that an app and an … profile partnerships with the likes of companies like Walgreens , Novartis , Humana, and West Coast-based health system Providence St. Joseph Health . In addition to providing cloud services, Microsoft also commits to working with its partners …

The Importance of “Shop and Compare” During Medicare Annual Election Period | PR Newswire | 11/1/2019

Humana and UnitedHealthcare on hand to answer all questions,” says Scott Whiting , MDX Hawai’i President. “We are committed to educating seniors so they can make an informed Medicare plan choice.” October 15 to December 7 is the Medicare Annual Election Period (AEP), which is the one time a year that Medicare beneficiaries can change their plans. Experts say it is important for everyone who is on Medicare to review their …

Cigna

How health insurance industry allies are going to lie and attack Warren’s Medicare for All plan | 11/3/2019

… will be forced to quickly come up with new talking points. Advertisement: As the former head of corporate communications for Cigna, one of AHIP’s biggest members, and a former member of AHIP’s strategic communications committee … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

Health Insurance Whistleblower Reveals How Industry Will Attack Warren’s New Plan | 11/2/2019

… member —will be forced to quickly come up with new talking points. As the former head of corporate communications for Cigna, one of AHIP’s biggest members, and a former member of AHIP’s strategic communications committee … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

AmeriHealth

Hiding in Plain Sight | 11/1/2019

… codes for preventive measures and targeted diabetes interventions under the category of health education. Also working on codes is insurer UnitedHealthcare, which has recently partnered with the American Medical Association to help create a new … and employers to directly understand employees’ needs. Hitching a Ride AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia formed a relationship with Lyft in 2017 to provide on-demand transportation to its members. Members can call into AmeriHealth’s …

Chutes and Ladders—CEOs of University Hospitals, VCU Health System announce retirement | FierceHealthcare | 10/31/2019

AmeriHealth Caritas and Yasmine Winkler , the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare community & state’s Central region. Read more on …

Magellan Health

Magellan Health taps former HealthMarkets chief as CEO | Modern Healthcare | 11/1/2019

Print Magellan Health, Phoenix-base managed care insurer and pharmacy benefit manager, has tapped Kenneth Fasola to be its next CEO beginning Nov. 14. He replaces Barry Smith, who has been the CEO for six … earlier this year. He also previously held roles at Humana UnitedHealthcare. On Friday, Magellan reported third-quarter revenue of $1.8 billion on net income of $21.3 million. That compares with revenue of $1.9 billion on …

The 10 Biggest Health Insurance Stocks | Yahoo News | 7/11/2019

Magellan Health (NASDAQ: MGLN) $1.7 billion 10. Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) $348 million Data source: Yahoo! Finance. Market caps as of July 9, 2019. Here’s what you need to know about each of these big health insurers. 1. UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the world’s biggest health insurance company by far. Its UnitedHealthcare business covers around 50 million individuals. The company’s health insurance segment generates more than 80% of …

The Health Plan

Solving the Health Plan Puzzle | 10/31/2019

… 40’s to early 50’s) High deductible health plans with a health savings account can provide tax savings. Look for plans with low premiums and lower cost sharing (such as GEHA HDHP , UnitedHealthcare HDHP , Aetna HealthFund HDHP ). Standard option plans work well for this group, since people in this age cohort may have ongoing health concerns. Look for low cost sharing for in-network benefits, such as those offered …

UnitedHealthcare introduces new benefit for treating low back pain in employer plans | FierceHealthcare | 10/30/2019

UnitedHealthcare rolled out a new benefit for patients in employer-sponsored plans to cover physical therapy or chiropractic care for low back pain. Patients enrolled in certain employer-sponsored plans can pay $0 out of … chiropractic visits in addition to any visits normally covered by the health plan. UnitedHealthcare added it created the new benefit design after a recent study from OptumLabs and the Boston University School of Public Health …

Amerihealth Caritas

Chutes and Ladders—CEOs of University Hospitals, VCU Health System announce retirement | FierceHealthcare | 10/31/2019

… AmeriHealth Caritas and Yasmine Winkler , the former CEO of UnitedHealthcare community & state’s Central region. Read more on …

ATA appoints 4 new board members | Becker’s Hospital Review | 10/30/2019

… AmeriHealth Caritas.· Yasmine Winkler, former CEO at UnitedHealthcare Community and State’s Central Region. The members will join Elizabeth Bierbower, segment president at Humana, and Robin Glasco, co-founder and managing partner at Bambu Global Healthcare Advisors, who were both also recently appointed to the board. ATA announced in July that Joseph C. Kvedar, MD, was elected president, effective in April 2020. Dr. Kvedar, who serves as vice president of connected …

Amerigroup

Texas awards nearly $10 billion in Medicaid contracts | Modern Healthcare | 10/30/2019

… based Anthem, meanwhile, could lose an estimated $260 to $400 million, according to equity analyst’s reports. Anthem, which operates as Amerigroup in the state, lost contracts in four regions, but renewed contracts in four and … Medicaid Star Plus members. On the flipside, Aetna, Centene and UnitedHealthcare won contracts that could boost their revenues. Not-for-profit plan El Paso Health also won a contract in one region. Aetna, which previously …

Anthem, Cigna, Molina lose big as Texas awards $10 billion in Medicaid contracts | Modern Healthcare | 10/30/2019

… based Anthem, meanwhile, could lose an estimated $260 to $400 million, according to equity analyst’s reports. Anthem, which operates as Amerigroup in the state, lost contracts in four regions, but renewed contracts in four and … Medicaid Star Plus members. On the flipside, Aetna, Centene and UnitedHealthcare won contracts that could boost their revenues. Not-for-profit plan El Paso Health also won a contract in one region. Aetna, which previously …

Molina Healthcare

Texas awards nearly $10 billion in Medicaid contracts | Modern Healthcare | 10/30/2019

Health insurers Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Molina Healthcare stand to lose millions in premium revenue after losing ground in the Texas Medicaid Star+Plus program, a managed care program worth nearly $10 billion in premium … Medicaid Star Plus members. On the flipside, Aetna, Centene and UnitedHealthcare won contracts that could boost their revenues. Not-for-profit plan El Paso Health also won a contract in one region. Aetna, which previously …

Anthem, Cigna, Molina lose big as Texas awards $10 billion in Medicaid contracts | Modern Healthcare | 10/30/2019

Health insurers Anthem, Cigna Corp. and Molina Healthcare stand to lose millions in premium revenue after losing ground in the Texas Medicaid Star+Plus program, a managed care program worth nearly $10 billion in premium … Medicaid Star Plus members. On the flipside, Aetna, Centene and UnitedHealthcare won contracts that could boost their revenues. Not-for-profit plan El Paso Health also won a contract in one region. Aetna, which previously …

Health Net

Behavioral health providers affiliate to aid in transition to value-based payments | Crain’s New York Business | 10/30/2019

Reprints Print Advanced Health Network and Recovery Health Solutions—independent practice associations recently awarded state funding as behavioral health care collaboratives—have entered a strategic affiliation. The result is a comprehensive behavioral health network across … major dental plans such as Aetna, Cigna, Delta Dental and UnitedHealthcare. Its services are billed to those insurers at no extra cost to employers. The company is able to perform preventive and restorative dentistry, such …

UnitedHealthcare Launches Hearing Healthcare Program | HealthPayer Intelligence | 7/2/2019

Value-Based Care News UnitedHealthcare Launches Hearing Healthcare Program UnitedHealthcare will address hearing healthcare by partnering with two hearing aid vendors and a non-profit to increase access to affordable devices. UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is launching … Service Plans (HSPs), EPIC is also the recipient of the Health Network Accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC) in 2015. With EPIC, UHC beneficiaries across the nation will have access to 5,000 audiologists …

Bernie Sanders

How health insurance industry allies are going to lie and attack Warren’s Medicare for All plan | 11/3/2019

… and think tanks like CRFB has been that improving and expanding Medicare to cover everybody, as both Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders advocate, can’t be done without a significant tax hike on middle-income earners … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

Health Insurance Whistleblower Reveals How Industry Will Attack Warren’s New Plan | 11/2/2019

… and think tanks like CRFB has been that improving and expanding Medicare to cover everybody, as both Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders advocate, can’t be done without a significant tax hike on middle-income earners … NAM has recently jumped into the health insurance business with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s biggest private health insurer. They have teamed up to sell association health plans to employers who want to offer coverage to workers …

Elizabeth Warren

Spotlight: Vertical integration is the answer to health-care problems | 11/1/2019

… system problems. If they are, are they acting alone, or are they simply accomplices? During the fourth Democratic debate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “I will not embrace a plan that says people have great insurance … as the retail pharmacy by filling the prescription. In addition, UnitedHealthcare (UHC) is the largest employer of physicians in the U.S. If UHC owns the physician practice, they make money when a person visits the …

Senate Turns Back Challenge To Short-Term Health Insurance Extensions - InsuranceNewsNet | 10/31/2019

… Tina Smith of Minnesota, voted to overturn the short-term extension rule. Five Democrats did not vote. Ironically, the five ­– Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris and Michael Bennet – are all running for … a single six-month renewal within two years. Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare sells short-term limited duration policies. A company spokesman pointed to a Congressional Budget Office study that showed half a million people could end …

Puneet Maheshwari

DocASAP Launches New Point of Care and Access Center Capabilities to Expand its Patient Access and Engagement Platform | PRWeb | 10/31/2019

… are looking to innovate around making access to care easier while engaging patients and members throughout their healthcare journey,” said Puneet Maheshwari, co-founder and CEO of DocASAP. HERNDON, Va. (PRWEB) October 31, 2019 DocASAP … time. Backed and promoted in the market by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, DocASAP builds unique payer-provider connections with an eye towards simplified access, increased care compliance and improved population risk management. DocASAP’s provider search and …

DocASAP Selected as a Winner In the 2019 MedTech Breakthrough Awards for “Best Patient Registration and Scheduling Software” | PRWeb | 6/6/2019

… DocASAP is honored to be recognized as the healthcare industry’s leading technology provider for patient registration and scheduling solutions,” said Puneet Maheshwari, co-founder and CEO of DocASAP. HERNDON, Va. DocASAP , the industry’s most advanced … groups. Backed and promoted in the market by Aetna and UnitedHealthcare, DocASAP builds unique payer-provider connections with an eye towards simplified access, increased care compliance and improved population risk management. DocASAP’s intelligent patient-provider …

Ron Wyden

Medicare Expands Access to In-Home Support For Seniors | 10/31/2019

… alternative medicine, like acupuncture, or adult day care center visits or a personal helper at home. Other major insurers like UnitedHealthcare and Humana are participating. It’s a calculated gamble for insurers, who still have to … policy has not kept up with the times,” said Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., one of the authors of bipartisan legislation seen as a catalyst for expanded services through Medicare Advantage. Wyden said he’s working …

CVS, Cigna, Humana at Senate hearing blame Big Pharma for high drug prices | CNBC | 5/13/2019

… patients pay for medication, pointing the finger at Big Pharma instead. The companies — CVS Health , Cigna , Prime Therapeutics, Humana and UnitedHealthcare ‘s OptumRx — said rebates paid by drug companies to PBMs, sometimes called “middlemen,” are … led by Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., and Ranking Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, marks the committee’s third on drug prices this year. In late February, the committee heard testimony from drug executives of AbbVie …

Kamala Harris

Senate Turns Back Challenge To Short-Term Health Insurance Extensions - InsuranceNewsNet | 10/31/2019

… overturn the short-term extension rule. Five Democrats did not vote. Ironically, the five ­– Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Corey Booker, Kamala Harris and Michael Bennet – are all running for the Democratic presidential nomination, where healthcare … a single six-month renewal within two years. Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare sells short-term limited duration policies. A company spokesman pointed to a Congressional Budget Office study that showed half a million people could end …

Dirk McMahon

UnitedHealthcare outpatient surgery policy threatens hospital revenue | Modern Healthcare | 10/17/2019

UnitedHealthcare is ramping up a prior authorization policy intended to shift outpatient surgeries to lower-cost settings outside of the hospital, a move that could put a dent in hospital revenue. It’s the latest volley … healthcare spending while still providing access to quality healthcare. CEO Dirk McMahon told investment analysts during the company’s third quarter earnings call Tuesday that the site-of-service efforts would save customers $500 million in …

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) Q3 2019 Results Conference Call October 15, 2019 8:45 AM ET Company Participants David Wichmann - CEO Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum Dirk McMahon - CEO, UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John Prince - CEO, OptumRx Heather Cianfrocco - CEO, Community & State Wyatt Decker - CEO, OptumHealth Dan Schumacher - President and COO, Optum Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Scott Fidel …

Brian Thompson

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) Q3 2019 Results Conference Call October 15, 2019 8:45 AM ET Company Participants David Wichmann - CEO Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum Dirk McMahon - CEO, UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John Prince - CEO, OptumRx Heather Cianfrocco - CEO, Community & State Wyatt Decker - CEO, OptumHealth Dan Schumacher - President and COO, Optum Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Scott Fidel …

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 …

Wyatt Decker

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) CEO David Wichmann on Q3 2019 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha | 10/15/2019

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE: UNH ) Q3 2019 Results Conference Call October 15, 2019 8:45 AM ET Company Participants David Wichmann - CEO Andrew Witty - CEO, Optum Dirk McMahon - CEO, UnitedHealthcare John Rex - CFO Brian Thompson - CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Jeff Putnam - CFO, UnitedHealthcare John Prince - CEO, OptumRx Heather Cianfrocco - CEO, Community & State Wyatt Decker - CEO, OptumHealth Dan Schumacher - President and COO, Optum Conference Call Participants Justin Lake - Wolfe Research Scott Fidel …

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 … preventive medicine, especially for those with the most acute need.” Wyatt Decker, OptumHealth CEO: “At OptumHealth, our care platform we call OptumCare is building the nation’s leading value-based physician-led and patient-focused healthcare …

Alex Fenkell

Smile Direct Club issues statement on Organized Dentistry’s Anti-Competitive Legal Actions | PR Newswire | 10/4/2019

… that state. After careful study and review by in-house clinicians, major and well-respected health insurers including Aetna and UnitedHealthcare have brought SmileDirectClub’s clear aligner therapy and teledentistry platform in-network, recognizing that our … impact their place in the world. SmileDirectClub was founded by Alex Fenkell and Jordan Katzman in partnership with Camelot Venture Group. Available in the U.S., Canada , Australia , and the UK, SmileDirectClub is headquartered in Nashville …

'Hundreds' of CVS Pharmacy stores to get SmileDirectClub shops | Yahoo News | 4/25/2019

… to the consumer’s trust in teledentistry and our business model as a leading solution for affordable and convenient smile care,” Alex Fenkell, SmileDirectClub’s co-founder, told USA TODAY. CVS stores will devote “a very private … it will immediately begin filing in-network insurance claims for UnitedHealthcare dental plan members and will do the same for CVS-owned Aetna’s dental plan members beginning this summer. While SmileDirectClub was already accepting insurance …

Donald Trump

They’re Retired. They’re Insured. The Government Pays for It. And Trump Loves It. — ProPublica | 10/3/2019

… UnitedHealthcare. The company is a leader in a movement intended to give patients more choice, while offering insurers a big share of federal Medicare dollars. Now, as President Donald Trump campaigns for reelection while fighting an impeachment effort in Washington, it is the place he’ll visit on Thursday to trumpet this privately run alternative as a model of what Medicare should look like. Under Medicare Advantage, the federal government still …

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 …