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 health outcomes, reduce costs and avoid often unnecessary invasive treatments and opioid prescriptions.
Nearly 1.3 million more women ages 18-44 received the flu vaccine since 2016, an increase of 5%, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report.
Value-based care is a proven strategy for improving quality of care at lower cost – and is an approach UnitedHealth Group has supported for years. Now, two Harvard researchers have identified a third dimension to achieving value-based care – what they call “infrastructure support.”
Many Americans want technology – such as artificial intelligence – to help make health care decisions, and a record number say they have used the internet and mobile apps to comparison shop for care, according to a new UnitedHealthcare survey.
Health care spending in the United States is expected to nearly double between 2017 and 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Teen suicide and child mortality rates have increased sharply since the 2016 Report, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Health of Women and Children Report.
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.
More than 80% of employers said they are planning to increase their health and wellness budgets this year, more than double compared to 2009 (34%), according to the 10th annual Optum Wellness in the Workplace study.
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, according to UnitedHealth Group.
Health care spending in the United States is expected to grow from $3.5 trillion in 2017 to $6 trillion by 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As a result, the health share of GDP is expected to reach nearly 20 percent.