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8/20/2018 A Closer Look at Group Prenatal Care

Group Prenatal Care (GPC) is an effective model designed to help reduce preterm birth rates while also providing expectant mothers with complete prenatal care.

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.

5/25/2017 Optum and Merck Collaborate to Advance Value-Based Contracting of Pharmaceuticals

Optum, the health services business of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Merck (NYSE: MRK, known as MSD outside the U.S. and Canada), will collaborate to develop and simulate the performance of contractual reimbursement models in which payment for prescription drugs is aligned more closely with patient health outcomes.

11/6/2017 The Preterm Birth Rate in the United States is Too High. Here’s One Way to Save Lives.

Group Prenatal Care, a program designed to reduce the risk of preterm births

5/9/2018 UnitedHealthcare’s Value-Based Care Program for Knee, Hip and Spine Procedures Demonstrates Improved Health Outcomes and Reduced Costs

UnitedHealthcare’s value-based care program for knee, hip and spine procedures has demonstrated fewer hospital readmissions and complications following surgery, while generating total savings of nearly $18 million for participating employers.

10/20/2016 Study: First-of-its-Kind Online Chemotherapy Approval Protocol Accelerates Cancer Patients’ Access to Proven Treatments

A study of a new web-based tool piloted with select medical oncology practices in UnitedHealthcare's care provider network in Florida found 99 percent of cancer patients received approval for chemotherapy drug regimens immediately or within 24 hours.

12/1/2016 UnitedHealthcare Launches New, Value-Based Care Payment to Help Improve Health Outcomes and Reduce Costs for Knee, Hip and Spine Procedures

UnitedHealthcare has launched a new value-based care payment for knee, hip and spine procedures, the Spine and Joint Solution, that focuses on quality patient care and better outcomes.

7/8/2014 Study: New Cancer Care Payment Model Reduced Health Care Costs, Maintained Outcomes

(July 8, 2014) – A new cancer care payment model that rewards physicians for focusing on best treatment practices and health outcomes rather than the number of drugs they prescribe resulted in significant cost savings without affecting the quality of care.

10/6/2014 Cancer Care Is Advancing, but Costs Cannot Be Ignored

Cancer care is advancing, but policymakers and the cancer care community must find ways to make it more affordable, according to an article published in the October issue of Health Affairs by Lee N. Newcomer, M.D., senior vice president of oncology at UnitedHealthcare.

10/29/2015 Two Groundbreaking Cancer Care Programs from UnitedHealthcare Help Improve Patients’ Access to Quality Treatment

UnitedHealthcare is advancing new approaches to cancer treatment with two groundbreaking programs that help put patients’ needs at the center of care.