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5/10/2018 UnitedHealth Group Report: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Ohio

In Ohio, as of 2016, there were 35 freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – all of which were owned by or affiliated with hospitals, despite being physically separate facilities.

12/6/2017 Freestanding Emergency Departments: Treating Common Conditions at Emergency Prices

A new report from UnitedHealth Group, "Freestanding Emergency Departments: Treating Common Conditions at Emergency Prices," highlights the recent growth in freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs), which are physically separate from hospitals, and the resulting costs to consumers and the health care system.

12/6/2017 UnitedHealth Group Report: Freestanding Emergency Departments in Colorado

In Colorado, as of August 2016, there were 40 freestanding emergency departments (FSEDs) – both hospital-owned and independent – about triple the number in 2014.

3/1/2017 Advancing Primary Care Delivery: An Update

UnitedHealth Group has updated several components of its 2014 report on practical, proven and scalable approaches for advancing primary care delivery.

9/30/2014 Advancing Primary Care Delivery: Practical, Proven, and Scalable Approaches

Primary care is the foundation of the U.S. health care system and accounts for 55 percent of the 1 billion physician office visits each year in the United States, yet 50 million Americans live in areas with an under-supply of primary care physicians.

8/12/2019 Confronting the High Cost of Hospital Prices

The annual cost of hospital inpatient services for privately insured individuals surpassed $200 billion in 2018 and is projected to exceed $350 billion in 2029, according to UnitedHealth Group.

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7/11/2018 Annual Health Care CEO Survey: Cost Control is Top Priority for Hospital Executives

Cost control has eclipsed revenue growth as the top priority among health system CEOs, according to Advisory Board’s Annual Health Care CEO Survey.

9/9/2019 Reducing Specialty Drug Costs

Administering specialty drugs in physician offices and patients’ homes instead of hospital outpatient settings can improve care and reduce costs by $4 billion each year.

7/22/2019 The High Cost of Avoidable Hospital Emergency Department Visits

Health care spending in the United States is expected to grow from $3.5 trillion in 2017 to $6 trillion by 2027, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. As a result, the health share of GDP is expected to reach nearly 20 percent.