U.S. Anesthesia Partners has filed lawsuits against UnitedHealthcare in Colorado and Texas, accusing the payer of forcing it out of network and intentionally interfering with its relationships with providers in those states. But, according to UnitedHealthcare, the lawsuits are an attempt to get the insurer… Read More »Lawsuit: Like a “boa constrictor,” UnitedHealthcare squeezed anesthesia group out of competition
The American Hospital Association is urging the Justice Department to thoroughly review UnitedHealth’s intended acquisition of Change Healthcare. The transaction would reduce competition in the health IT arena and result in higher prices and lower quality of care, the hospital group says.
Back in 2018, it felt like the health care sector was on the verge of a massive shift, driven by a desire from payers to better manage their members’ total cost of care with enhanced in-home capabilities. Much of that feeling came from watching Humana… Read More »Payers Increasingly Turning to Home-Based Care to Shoulder COVID-19 Costs
Optum, a part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), has reportedly reached a deal to acquire in-home medical group Landmark Health. Rumors of such a deal between UnitedHealth and Landmark come from M&A intelligence service Mergermarket, which cited “four sources familiar with the situation.” Landmark declined… Read More »UnitedHealth’s Optum Reportedly Strikes Deal for Landmark Health
A grand jury indicted Surgical Care Affiliates, a network of surgical centers and hospitals owned by UnitedHealthcare, for agreeing with competitors not to poach top-level talent.
Optum, a subsidiary of insurance giant UnitedHealth Group, agreed to buy healthcare technology company Change Healthcare for $13.5 billion in cash. The acquisition will add data analytics, research and revenue cycle management offerings to Optum’s service roster.
The founder of UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH) is launching a special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) that has its eyes set on a $300 million public offering. Senior care — and home-based care, in particular — will be among the new entity’s priorities. Richard Burke became… Read More »UnitedHealth Group Founder to Raise $300M for Senior Care SPAC with Home Care Focus
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, Jess and I discuss UnitedHealth Group acquiring DivvyDose for $300 million, which is a knock off of PillPack. Is there anything left for them to buy? We cover many more deals in Episode 155—Noyo raises $12 million in… Read More »#Healthin2Point00, Episode 155 | Is UnitedHealth Group taking over the world?
During the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, all of the seven largest commercial insurers saw their profits rise, with some seeing their profits double. Will they have to pay some of it back?
UnitedHealthcare sent a notice to plan members stating that it would no longer cover Descovy to prevent HIV, while Truvada – after it goes generic next month – will be covered for free. Gilead reported that Descovy for PrEP had offset a second-quarter fall in… Read More »Gilead got a boost from a newly approved PrEP drug. Now, a major insurer is dropping coverage
UnitedHealth Group saw its earnings nearly double to $6.6 billion during the second quarter, as fewer patients sought out appointments or non-essential procedures due to the pandemic.
Today on Health in 2 Point 00, it’s the 4th shoe! On Episode 135, we’ve got Amazon’s entry into primary care through its pilot program with Crossover Health, UnitedHealth Group launching Level2, their own digital health diabetes prevention program, Health Catalyst acquiring healthfinch, Truepill raising… Read More »Health in 2 Point 00, Episode 135 | Amazon’s primary care entry, UnitedHealth’s digital DPP & more
The company is rolling out Level2, a digital health program for patients with type 2 diabetes. It uses wearable devices and coaches to help users manage their health.