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3/8/2019 Out-of-Network Emergency Physicians Increase Health Care Prices for Consumers by $6 Billion Each Year

Individuals with private health coverage in the United States who seek emergency care from in-network hospital emergency departments (EDs) are often treated by out-of-network (OON) emergency physicians.

3/5/2019 High-Performing Physicians Can Save Consumers Over $700 Billion in Health Care Costs

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.

1/9/2019 Engagement in Well-being Programs Strongly Linked to Greater Employee Loyalty, According to Optum Study

Employees who actively participate in employer-sponsored health and wellness programs are much more likely to be proud to work for their employer and promote their company to others as a great place to work, according to Optum research released today.

12/12/2018 Our Nation’s Health: Obesity Rate at All-Time High; Childhood Poverty Continues to Decline

The nation’s obesity rate has reached the highest-ever level this year, according to the United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report.

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11/12/2018 New Data – America’s Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report

In October, the United Health Foundation released the 2018 America's Health Rankings Health of Those Who Have Served Report.

10/8/2018 Health Action Council Introduces New Consumer Health Support Model through Collaboration with UnitedHealthcare and Optum

The Health Action Council, an organization dedicated to improving the quality and cost of care, is expanding its relationship with UnitedHealthcare and Optum to launch an enhanced insurance plan that will be available to Health Action Council member companies for Jan. 1, 2019, enrollment.

10/3/2018 High-Quality Hospitals Deliver Lower Cost Care 82% of the Time

High-quality hospitals deliver lower-cost care for 82% of diagnoses, according to a new analysis that Advisory Board released today on variations in care that do not improve care costs or patient outcomes.

9/26/2018 Survey: Technology Helps an Unprecedented Number of Americans with Health Benefits Say They Are Prepared For Open Enrollment

An unprecedented number of Americans with health benefits say they are prepared for open enrollment, while an increasing number of people are using online resources to research health symptoms and comparison shop for care, according to a new UnitedHealthcare survey.

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9/11/2018 New UnitedHealth Group Report Identifies Opportunities for Addressing the Nation’s Primary Care Shortage

A new report from UnitedHealth Group, Addressing the Nation’s Primary Care Shortage: Advanced Practice Clinicians and Innovative Care Delivery Models outlines opportunities to increase primary care capacity.

8/15/2018 Study: Patients Do Better When Physicians Follow Computerized Alerts

When physicians follow computer alerts embedded in electronic health records, their hospitalized patients experience fewer complications and lower costs, leave the hospital sooner and are less likely to be readmitted, according to a study of inpatient care.