America’s leading medical insurer UnitedHealth Group plans to add 10,000 more physicians and primary care providers to its network this year after having amassed staggering more than 53,000 doctors. UnitedHealth’s information and technology-enabled health services subsidiary Optum has given a boost to its plans by acquiring Atrius Health.
- Optum Health acquired the largest independent doctors’ association in Massachusetts, Atrius Health, when they were facing financial strain due to Covid-19, thus providing them ease and work.
- Before the Atrius deal was advertised, Wyatt Decker, the CEO of OptumHealth, said, “We plan to expand organically. We also have a pretty well-oiled machine that brings on practices that want to join us either as affiliates, so we can keep doctors independent if that’s important to them, or as employed physicians through acquisitions”.
- Over the last three years, the revenue of Optum Health has jumped to a trillion-dollar economy. With innovative and novel plans of implementing equity among the physicians, Optum Health eases the burden of administrative work of the doctors and allows them to concentrate undividedly on their patients, thus creating the way for long-term positive consequential outcomes.
- Across the nation, many insurers are on their way to extend their business by blending into care delivery. UnitedHealth is one of the most influential enterprises providing the maximum number of outpatient surgery centers, urgent care clinics, and primary care that is practically spanning 44 states. A spokesperson said, “It is very essential for the company’s mission to create a next-generation health system that proposes better care at a more economical cost.”