UnitedHealth And Optum ‘Uniting Care And Coverage’ In New Model

UnitedHealth Group and its Optum medical care provider business are rolling out a combined package of medical care and health insurance as they meld health benefits with the provision of healthcare services. Optum chief executive officer Andrew Witty this week offered a snapshot into the effort UnitedHealth’s UnitedHealthcare insurance business and the Optum health services unit he operates have launched. It’s a new health plan in southern California where Witty said the company has created an “accountable care platform” that now serves 1.5 million people through value based arrangements.

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