How We Do It
UnitedHealth Group is committed to driving improved health outcomes for all people by offering initiatives that provide physicians with tools and evidence-based information to aid decision-making; strengthen home-based care; improve chronic disease management; address determinants of health and change behaviors through prevention and wellness.
Achieving Better Health
Strengthening Care With HouseCalls.
HouseCalls is helping ensure Medicare Advantage members safely and effectively receive proper preventive care by coordinating care with primary care physicians, connecting members with disease management programs and following up with any urgent needs noted during an annual visit.
HouseCalls provides members with a free in-home annual medical exam by an Advanced Practice Clinician. Visits include a complete health history overview, a physical exam, identification of health risks and gaps in care, coordination with the member’s primary care provider, and development of an individualized plan of care for enrollees in special needs plans. Members are also assessed for other needs, including food, medication, housing affordability, transportation issues, and employment assistance. Social service referrals are coordinated to address any issues that are uncovered.
Achieving Better Health
Promoting Prevention And Wellness With Rally®.
Without proper engagement in their health and wellness, individuals are at increased risk for developing new medical conditions or allowing existing conditions to worsen. To help individuals maintain and improve their health, we are providing them with personalized support and incentives through Rally’s engagement platform, including:
• Health surveys to help individuals understand their current overall health.
• Personalized prevention and support programs.
• Rewards and incentives for completing recommended health care activities.
• Professional wellness coaches and group support.
• Online communities that allow members to interact and support other members.
• Tools that help members find in-network, high-quality providers, including primary care doctors.
I'm a completely different person. I have so much more joy in my life. I found purpose again.
Kelsey A Real Appeal Member
Rally’s Real Appeal® Program
The obesity epidemic remains a serious health issue in the United States. According to the most recent National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 18.5% of children and 39.6% of adults were obese in 2015–2016, the highest rates ever documented by NHANES. Obesity is linked to several major causes of death, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer and stroke.
Rally’s Real Appeal®, a proven weight loss program based on clinical research, is helping to address the obesity epidemic. Program participants receive personal health coaching online, a Success Kit including weight and food scales along with recipes and more, and digital tools that help track food consumption, physical activity, and weight loss progress online.