Accelerating the transition of health care to a more value-based system

Through the combined capabilities of UnitedHealthcare and Optum, we are accelerating the transition from a fee-for-service to a value-based system of care delivery. Value-based care arrangements are designed to manage health care costs and improve the patient experience.
For patients:
We are simplifying the health care experience and focusing on whole-person health, making high-quality care accessible whenever and wherever patients need it, and enabling better outcomes.
For care providers:
We are creating greater capacity for patient care, ensuring physicians have the time, tools and insights they need to not only care for patients when they are sick, but to help keep them well.
For payers:
We’re helping every health care dollar go further by making high-quality care more accessible and affordable, and making it easier to keep chronic conditions in check.

Collaboration with Walmart 

Through our collaboration with Walmart, clinicians at Walmart Health centers will have access to Optum’s analytics and decision support tools to help them deliver comprehensive value-based care to Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, going forward we will address social determinants of health by improving access to benefits such as healthy food, medications, dental and vision services. Ultimately this collaboration will serve hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in value-based arrangements through multiple Medicare Advantage plans.

Right care, right place

Part of our work to advance a value-based system of care is rooted in the meaningful opportunity to drive better outcomes and greater affordability for consumers and the health system by helping people access high-quality care in a low-cost setting. Our research shows that shifting routine outpatient procedures from a hospital outpatient department to a lower-cost ambulatory surgery center could save $75 billion over the next decade. Optum Health is helping people access the right care at the right place through more than 2,000 primary, specialty, urgent and surgical sites, supported by approximately 70,000 physicians.

  • $75B

    in savings over the next decade

Go deeper

See our Sustainability Report to learn more about our initiatives to accelerate the transition to value-based, comprehensive care.