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8/30/2018 New Medicare Step Therapy Policy Good for Consumers, Health Care System

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a blueprint this spring to lower prescription drug prices and out-of-pocket costs. One piece of that plan is to allow step therapy for physician-administered drugs covered under Medicare Part B.

7/24/2018 The Power of Community Health Workers

In the community health worker model at UnitedHealthcare, health care encompasses more than just clinical services, because access truly begins before the first appointment.

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8/23/2018 A Place for Families Helping Families

Renovation is well underway on the former group home at Cankdeska Cikana Community College (CCCC), North Dakota, following a recent ceremonial groundbreaking event with Spirit Lake Dakota Nation tribal leaders and community members, North Dakota Governor Burgum and UnitedHealthcare's Tami Reller in early August.

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6/25/2018 United Health Foundation Helps Provide Respite Care for Adults and Children Who are Homeless in Arizona

Circle the City, an Arizona nonprofit community health organization, is dedicated to providing high- quality, holistic health care to men, women and children facing homelessness in Maricopa County.

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6/25/2018 Building Healthier Communities, One Garden at a Time

According to the United Health Foundation's America's Health Rankings, more than a third of children ages 10 to 17 in both Tennessee and Louisiana are overweight or obese. Both states rank higher than the national average of 31 percent for these factors.

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7/19/2018 Helping Students Learn in Peru

In March 2018, at the start of Peru's school year, 7,000 more ponchilas were donated to students in Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Apurimac, Peru.

6/8/2018 New Report Sheds Light on Seniors’ Health Rankings by State: Where Does Your State Rank?

The recently released United Health Foundation’s 2018 America’s Health Rankings® Senior Report dives into this issue, including finding that older adults who live in rural areas often experience poorer health outcomes and receive fewer preventive services than those in urban and suburban environments.

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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.

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10/4/2018 Employees Reach Out to People Affected by Hurricane Florence

As Hurricane Florence approached the coastline of the Carolinas, the people of UnitedHealth Group, Optum and UnitedHealthcare went into action to help prepare for the storm, help provide members with access to care and prescription medications and ensure their colleagues in the area were safe and secure.

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.