UnitedHealth Group

New CAQH CORE Operating Rules Improve Connectivity and Accelerate Transition to Value-Based Payments

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 3:15pm

"For more than a decade, CAQH CORE has helped health care organizations exchange data and operate more efficiently," said Tim Kaja, COO of UnitedHealthcare Networks and CAQH CORE Board Chair .

Key Points: 
  • "For more than a decade, CAQH CORE has helped health care organizations exchange data and operate more efficiently," said Tim Kaja, COO of UnitedHealthcare Networks and CAQH CORE Board Chair .
  • "The operating rules announced today address changes in technology and payment models that are shaping the future of healthcare."
  • CAQH CORE Operating Rules support a range of standards to make electronic data transactions more predictable and consistent.
  • Five phases of CAQH CORE Operating Rules and Certification Test Suites have been issued to date.

Ob Hospitalist Group Welcomes Former CEO of UnitedHealthcare as Newest Board Member

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nations largest and only dedicated provider of customized OB/GYN hospitalist programs, announced the addition of industry expert Yasmine Winkler to its board of directors.

Key Points: 
  • Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG), the nations largest and only dedicated provider of customized OB/GYN hospitalist programs, announced the addition of industry expert Yasmine Winkler to its board of directors.
  • Winkler is one of eight board members, joining OBHGs Chief Executive Officer (CEO), OBHGs former CEO and founder, private equity investors, and strategic advisors with deep experience in the hospitalist and womens health space.
  • UnitedHealthcare Community & State serves over 6.7 million Medicaid members in 30 states, plus Washington D.C.
  • The mission of OBHG strongly resonates with me, as I have seen challenges women face when they lack access to high quality OB care.

UnitedHealthcare Expands Access to Virtual Care, Including a New Virtual Primary Care Offering

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 12:00pm

UnitedHealthcare has expanded the availability of virtual care with local physicians for members enrolled in employer-sponsored plans, and also introduced a new Virtual Primary Care service designed to enable access to medical services in a simpler and more convenient way.

Key Points: 
  • UnitedHealthcare has expanded the availability of virtual care with local physicians for members enrolled in employer-sponsored plans, and also introduced a new Virtual Primary Care service designed to enable access to medical services in a simpler and more convenient way.
  • Source: UnitedHealthcare
    To help improve access to local care providers, UnitedHealthcare has updated a policy to help encourage the use of virtual care and enable eligible members to meet with their physicians virtually.
  • Through Virtual Primary Care, eligible members are able to access services such as:
    Annual wellness visits and appointments for minor ailments.
  • Eligible UnitedHealthcare members in select markets have access to Virtual Primary Care and can use a mobile device or personal computer to receive care.

CHANGE HEALTHCARE INVESTOR ALERT by the Former Attorney General of Louisiana: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Adequacy of Price and Process in Proposed Sale of Change Healthcare - CHNG

Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 12:22am

and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (KSF) are investigating the proposed sale of Change Healthcare (NasdaqGS: CHNG) to UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH).

Key Points: 
  • and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (KSF) are investigating the proposed sale of Change Healthcare (NasdaqGS: CHNG) to UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH).
  • Under the terms of the proposed transaction, shareholders of Change will receive only $25.75 in cash for each share of Change that they own.
  • KSF is seeking to determine whether this consideration and the process that led to it are adequate, or whether the consideration undervalues the Company.
  • To learn more about KSF, whose partners include the Former Louisiana Attorney General, visit www.ksfcounsel.com .

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation of Change Healthcare Inc. Buyout

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 8:55pm

announces that it is investigating Change Healthcare Inc. (Change Healthcare) (NASDAQ GS: CHNG ) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Change Healthcares agreement to be acquired by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth) (NYSE: UNH ).

Key Points: 
  • announces that it is investigating Change Healthcare Inc. (Change Healthcare) (NASDAQ GS: CHNG ) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to Change Healthcares agreement to be acquired by UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth) (NYSE: UNH ).
  • Under the terms of the agreement, Change Healthcares shareholders will receive $25.75 in cash per share.
  • To learn more about this investigation and your rights, visit: https://www.rl-legal.com/cases-change-healthcare-inc .
  • You may also contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra cost and obligation free at (888) 969-4242 or info@rl-legal.com .

CHANGE HEALTHCARE ALERT: Bragar Eagel & Squire, P.C. Investigates Sale of CHNG and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 5:23pm

On January 6, 2020, Change Healthcare announced that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by UnitedHealth in an all-cash deal.

Key Points: 
  • On January 6, 2020, Change Healthcare announced that it had signed an agreement to be acquired by UnitedHealth in an all-cash deal.
  • Pursuant to the merger agreement, Change Healthcare stockholders will receive $25.75 in cash for each share of Change Healthcare common stock owned.
  • Bragar Eagel & Squire is concerned that Change Healthcares board of directors oversaw an unfair process and ultimately agreed to an inadequate merger agreement.
  • Accordingly, the firm is investigating all relevant aspects of the deal and is committed to securing the best result possible for Change Healthcares stockholders.

OptumInsight and Change Healthcare Combine to Advance a More Modern, Information and Technology-Enabled Health Care Platform

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 11:00am

Optum, a diversified health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG), a health care technology leader, have agreed to combine.

Key Points: 
  • Optum, a diversified health services company and part of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), and Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG), a health care technology leader, have agreed to combine.
  • Change Healthcare brings key technologies, connections and advanced clinical decision, administrative and financial support capabilities, enabling better workflow and transactional connectivity across the health care system.
  • Were thrilled to welcome Change Healthcares highly skilled team to create a better future for health care.
  • Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG) is a leading independent healthcare technology company, focused on accelerating the transformation of the healthcare system through the power of the Change Healthcare Platform.

AM Best Ranks UnitedHealth Group and Allianz SE as World’s Largest Insurers

Monday, January 4, 2021 - 2:34pm

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated occupied the top spot in AM Bests ranking of the worlds 25 largest insurance companies for a sixth straight year, with $189.7 billion in net premiums written (NPW) in 2019.

Key Points: 
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated occupied the top spot in AM Bests ranking of the worlds 25 largest insurance companies for a sixth straight year, with $189.7 billion in net premiums written (NPW) in 2019.
  • In addition, Allianz SE and Prudential Financial, Inc. jumped ahead of AXA S.A. into the No.
  • AM Best released the rankings of the worlds largest global insurance companies, by NPW and non-banking assets, in the Jan. 4, 2021, issue of BestWeek.
  • AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data analytics provider specializing in the insurance industry.

UnitedHealth Group Announces Earnings Release Date

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 - 11:50am

UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, before the market opens, and will host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m.

Key Points: 
  • UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) will release its fourth quarter and full year 2020 financial results on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, before the market opens, and will host a teleconference at 8:45 a.m.
  • UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a diversified health care company dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone.
  • UnitedHealth Group offers a broad spectrum of products and services through two distinct platforms: UnitedHealthcare, which provides health care coverage and benefits services; and Optum, which provides information and technology-enabled health services.
  • For more information, visit UnitedHealth Group at www.unitedhealthgroup.com or follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.

AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and Most Subsidiaries; Upgrades Credit Ratings of Certain Subsidiaries

Friday, December 18, 2020 - 7:23pm

AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of a- and the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth Group) (Minnetonka, MN) [NYSE: UNH].

Key Points: 
  • AM Best has affirmed the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of a- and the Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings (Long-Term IR) of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UnitedHealth Group) (Minnetonka, MN) [NYSE: UNH].
  • AM Best also has affirmed the Short-Term Issue Credit Rating (Short-Term IR) of UnitedHealth Group.
  • A complete listing of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated and its subsidiaries FSRs, Long-Term ICRs and Long- and Short-Term IRs also is available.
  • For additional information regarding the use and limitations of Credit Rating opinions, please view Guide to Bests Credit Ratings .