Medicare Advantage — Helping Achieve the Triple Aim

Learn why Medicare Advantage helps achieve the Triple Aim of health care: lower costs, improved health and better experiences for millions of seniors.

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New Report Reveals America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children by State

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The United Health Foundation has released its 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Health of Women and Children Report and the data reveals signs of progress and room for improvement.

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UnitedHealth Group Recognized for Sustainable Business Practices

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UnitedHealth Group has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America and World Indices for the 21st consecutive year.

  • UnitedHealth Group scored among the highest for economic, environmental and social criteria.
  • The indices benchmark sustainable business practices critical to driving distinctive returns for shareholders and society.

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Reducing Specialty Drug Costs

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Administering specialty drugs in physician offices and patients’ homes instead of hospital outpatient settings can improve care and reduce costs by $4 billion each year.

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Improving Access to Behavioral Health Care

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Diagnosable mental health disorders affect nearly 58 million American adults every year – or about one out of every four people – according to the National Institutes of Health. Still, only 42% of those with “any mental illness” receive mental health services, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. By leveraging a variety of channels and strategies, UnitedHealth Group is taking a holistic approach to improve access to quality behavioral health services for millions of Americans nationwide.

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United Health Foundation Collaboration with The Health Wagon Aims to Improve Care Access for Underserved Virginians

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Senator Mark Warner addresses attendees at The Health Wagon announcement event.

A three-year, $1 million grant from the United Health Foundation will help fund The Health Wagon – a free clinic that provides health care to the medically underserved population across six counties in southwest Virginia. The partnership will help thousands of Virginians get the testing and treatment they need, when they need it.

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UnitedHealth Group Partners with Champion Golfer Rory McIlroy on Health and Wellness Pledge

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UnitedHealth Group is partnering with PGA champion golfer and Optum Health Ambassador Rory McIlroy on What’s Your 30, a health and wellness pledge challenge to help build healthier communities and help people live a healthier lifestyle.

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Treatment Center Opening Underscores UnitedHealth Group’s Commitment to Care in Native American Communities

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Nearly a year after a groundbreaking ceremony to create a substance-abuse treatment center on the Spirit Lake Reservation at Cankdeska Cikana Community College in Fort Totten, N.D., the facility, Tiospaye Okciyapi Tipi – which translates to “home or place for families helping families” – opened its doors. The effort, fueled by heightened concern around drug and alcohol abuse in the community, was funded by a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the United Health Foundation, and represents the most recent of several endeavors by UnitedHealth Group to raise both access to and quality of care in Native American communities.

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Confronting the High Cost of Hospital Prices

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The annual cost of hospital inpatient services for privately insured individuals surpassed $200 billion in 2018 and is projected to exceed $350 billion in 2029. Price increases are the key driver of hospital inpatient spending growth, and prices charged by hospital facilities (hospital prices) are increasing faster than prices charged by physicians practicing within these hospitals (physician prices).

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The High Cost of Avoidable Hospital Emergency Department Visits

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Health care spending in the United States is expected to grow from $3.5 trillion in 2017 to $6 trillion by 2027. What’s driving the dramatic increase in spending? Price variation, which leads to overspending by many consumers.

However, UnitedHealth Group has conducted extensive research on the cost of care and has identified three areas where savings are achievable: avoidable hospital emergency department visits, hospital prices and high-value physicians.

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Optum Launches Comprehensive Relationship with John Muir Health to Advance Quality Care for Bay Area Patients

Optum and John Muir Health today announced a comprehensive relationship aimed at delivering high-quality, convenient and affordable health care to patients in California's Bay Area. Optum will manage John Muir Health's key nonclinical functions, including information technology and analytics, to help John Muir Health focus on improving care and experiences for patients.

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