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2/17/2020 Optum and OptumLabs Contribute to Major New Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Study

Researchers from Optum and OptumLabs co-author a new opioid use disorder treatment study using OptumLabs data.

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1/21/2020 New Research Finds Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage Spend Less than Those in Medicare Fee-for-Service

Beneficiaries with Medicare Advantage spend nearly 40 percent less than Medicare Fee-for-Service beneficiaries, according to UnitedHealth Group research.

12/5/2019 America’s Health Rankings 2019 Annual Report Marks 30 Years of Public Health Progress and Challenges

Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report, which highlights health trends from the past three decades as well as from the past year.

12/5/2019 America’s Health Rankings Reveals Progress and Ongoing Challenges

Today, the United Health Foundation released the 2019 America’s Health Rankings® Annual Report – the 30th edition of the report.

10/29/2019 New UnitedHealthcare Benefit for Low Back Pain Helps Reduce Invasive Procedures and Address the Opioid Epidemic

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.

10/3/2019 Behind the Data: Flu Vaccination Rates for Women Rose, According to America’s Health Rankings

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.

10/1/2019 Harvard Study Finds Value-Based Care Has a Third Critical Dimension

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.”

9/26/2019 Survey: More Americans Turn to Technology for Health Information, with a Record Number Now Comparison Shopping for Care

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.

9/25/2019 High-Value Physicians Could Save Over $286 Billion in Medicare Costs

Health care spending in the United States is expected to nearly double between 2017 and 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

9/17/2019 America’s Health Rankings Health of Women and Children Report Shows Nationwide Increase in Teen Suicide and Child Mortality

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.