UnitedHealthcare’s Amil Receives Award for Improving Health Care Outcomes in Brazil

March 27, 2018
  • Evidence-based care helped lower mortality rates by 6 percent and length of hospital stay by 26 percent.

Amil, part of UnitedHealthcare, announced it has received MCG’s 2017 Richard L. Doyle Award.

Amil is the largest health plan in Brazil, and the first health care company in South America to be recognized with this award for advances in inpatient clinical care management. Results included:

  • lowering mortality rates by 6 percent;
  • reducing intensive care unit (ICU) length-of-stay by 16 percent;
  • decreasing total hospitalization length-of-stay by 26 percent; and
  • reducing costs per admission by 7 percent.

Amil reviewed more than 525,000 hospital admissions across eight of the largest states in Brazil between June 2015 and June 2017. During this time, Amil saw additional benefits from improved clinical care management, improved operational efficiency, and enhanced relationships and collaboration with private hospitals.

“Using evidence-based care provides patients with the most effective care available, which leads to improved outcomes and an overall better health care experience,” said Molly Joseph, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Global. “We are grateful to receive this award from MCG that recognizes the quality care we provide for the patients we are privileged to serve.”

“Evidence-based care is at the heart of UnitedHealthcare’s capabilities. For the people in Brazil, we deliver locally relevant and tailored programs to enhance access to care and improve health outcomes. Our integrated global care model gives us insight into the care our members and patients receive, and helps us to provide the right type of care, at the right time, in the most appropriate setting,” Joseph added.

Amil worked with MCG’s Inpatient & Surgical Care guidelines to help achieve these results.

“MCG applauds UnitedHealthcare’s Amil for being in the vanguard of evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes,” said MCG President Jon Shreve. “The results in Brazil demonstrate the type of improvements that can be gained through the powerful trifecta of innovation, collaboration and compassion.”

The Richard L. Doyle Award will be presented to UnitedHealthcare during MCG’s annual Client Forum in Phoenix, May 15-18, 2018.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at or follow @UHC on Twitter.

UnitedHealthcare, through its Amil business, serves the health care needs of more than 4 million people in Brazil through a network of 34 hospitals and more than 100 clinics and outpatient centers throughout the country. Amil also provides dental benefits to more than 2 million people.