A new UnitedHealth Group report reveals that expanding access to high-value physicians who deliver quality care at lower costs could drive significant health care system savings. The report reflects UnitedHealth Group’s focus on achieving better health outcomes, lower costs, and better experiences for those we serve.
Following are highlights from the report:
High-value physicians are designated as Premium Care physicians in UnitedHealthcare’s provider directories. The UnitedHealth Premium© Program assesses quality using national standardized measures from independent quality-assessment organizations such as the National Quality Forum (NQF) and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Cost-efficiency measures are based on local market benchmarks for cost-efficient use of resources and referral patterns in providing care.