Optum and Merck Collaborate to Advance Value-Based Contracting of Pharmaceuticals

Date posted: May 25, 2017

Companies will use real world data to develop and simulate models linking payment for prescription medicines to patient health outcomes  


Michigan broadens efforts to improve outcomes for children in foster care

Date posted: April 26, 2017

Expanded internet portal provides caseworkers with children’s physical and mental health data to better meet their needs


Empower Retirement and Optum launch innovative, integrated HSA solution

Date posted: March 28, 2017

New health and retirement savings solution incorporates HSA balances into retirement income projections, giving a holistic view of retirement preparedness


Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA), OptumCare to Combine

Date posted: January 9, 2017

Creates comprehensive ambulatory care services platform, including primary care, urgent care and surgical care services


AMGA’s Latest Collaborative Sees Significant Improvement In Adult Pneumococcal and Influenza Vaccination Rates

Date posted: December 7, 2016

Care providers improve historically low adult vaccination rates, signaling potential to reduce burden


Everest Group PEAK Matrix Report recognizes Optum as a Leader in Health Care Payer Information Technology Services

Date posted: November 30, 2016

Optum positioned as a Leader among more than 20 competitors.


OptumRx and CVS Pharmacy Partner to Expand Consumer Choice, Reduce Costs and Improve Health Outcomes

Date posted: November 29, 2016

Strategic relationship brings together OptumRx’s leading pharmacy care services with CVS Pharmacy’s leading in-store health and wellness capabilities, helping to engage consumers in a more valuable health care experience.


University of California and UnitedHealth Group to Collaborate, Work Strategically to Improve Health Care

Date posted: September 29, 2016

Early initiatives to include new OptumLabs data-driven research and discovery center, a focus on stimulating health care innovation at Silicon Valley companies, and training the next generation of data scientists


Frost & Sullivan Names Optum 2016 North America Company of the Year for Population Health Management

Date posted: September 27, 2016

Global Research & Consulting Firm Commends Optum’s Success in Addressing Diverse Value-based Care Needs in the PHM Market


Optum and Quest Diagnostics Partner to Help Make the Health System Work Better for Patients, Physicians, Health Plans and Employers

Date posted: September 13, 2016

Revenue services collaboration with Optum360 to reduce billing complexity and deliver new technology solutions to provide more transparency into costs, ultimately enhancing the patient experience for lab and related services


Optum call centers recognized with Best-in-Class Awards

Date posted: August 4, 2016

Awards from ContactCenterWorld, ICMI and NICE recognize excellent service in the customer management industry


Ribbon-cutting celebrates opening of new OptumCare Medical Group offices in Southern California.

Date posted: June 28, 2016

New OptumCare Medical Group offices meet individual health care needs with coordinated and comprehensive care 


Completion of New Affordable-Housing Community Celebrated in McCall

Date Posted : June 22, 2016

Investment partners include Optum Idaho, which invested $5.5 million of the $7.2 million to build the new development; land donated by Valley County


UnitedHealthcare Will Reimburse Kidney Donors’ Travel Expenses, Expanding Life-Saving Access to Kidney Transplants

Date Posted : June 13, 2016

Initiative aims to save lives, improve quality of life and drive down the costs of care by helping more people with late-stage kidney disease obtain a kidney transplant


Optum Idaho funds $420,000 community health initiatives grant in partnership with Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Date Posted : May 31, 2016

Grant will fund efforts that help children with serious emotional disturbances (SED) throughout Idaho


Team from NORC Takes Top Health Analytics Prize at Health Datapalooza

Date Posted : May 10, 2016

Annual event brings together more than 2,000 stakeholders to discuss how best to put health data to work to improve patient outcomes


Optum teams with Medecision, TriZetto on New Offering to Streamline States’ Medicaid Management Information Systems

Date Posted : May 4, 2016

First-to-market, customizable approach will enable states to purchase only the information technology and clinical services they need, and avoid costly, time-consuming inflexible systems.


OptumRx and Walgreens Partner to Improve Consumer Convenience, Cost Savings and Outcomes

Date Posted : March 17, 2016

  • Includes 90-day prescription options at pharmacies nationwide at home delivery prices, and 24/7 access to pharmacists
  • Integrating OptumRx’s pharmacy care services solutions with Walgreens leading drugstore services will help reduce pharmacy costs and improve health outcomes



OptumRx Earns PBMI Excellence Award for BriovaLive

Date Posted : March 1, 2016

Industry’s First Specialty Pharmacy Video Consultation Program


Optum360 Wins “2015/2016 Category Leader”

Date Posted : February 23, 2016

  • Health care technology research firm KLAS cites Optum360 CAC platform’s performance and ease-of-use
  • Optum Enterprise CAC helps simplify hospitals’ adherence to essential compliance requirements


Optum and Availity Partner

Improve Health Insurance Claims Submission Process for the Benefit of Care Professionals, Consumers and Health Plans

Date Posted : January 20, 2016

  • Advances in completeness and accuracy expected to reduce the number of claims-processing errors and appeals, improve care provider and patient experiences, avoid unnecessary costs
  • Availity will implement Optum’s Advanced Claim Editing (ACE) solution into its Availity Health Information Network; Optum will use Availity’s network to connect to commercial and government health plans nationwide


ProHealth Physicians Joins Optum

Advance Patient Care in Connecticut

Date Posted : December 17, 2015

  • Optum and ProHealth Physicians will collaborate to improve patient care quality, outcomes and experiences
  • Optum will provide clinical, administrative and technology support to meet the changing needs of ProHealth Physicians and its patients


Study: Clinical Home Visit Program

Reduces Costly Hospital and Nursing Home Admissions, Increases Physician Office Visits Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Date Posted : December 7, 2015


  • A RAND Corporation study published in Health Affairs evaluated the effectiveness of Optum’s HouseCalls℠ program on UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan beneficiaries.  

  • Results show HouseCalls program participants had up to 14 percent fewer hospital admissions, lower risk of admission to nursing homes, and a 2- to 6-percent increase in physician office visits.



U.S. Health and Human Services Joins OptumLabs

Date Posted : November 18, 2015

  • Federal agency will use health data to create additional value for the nation’s health system and drive improvements in patient care
  • Health care research and innovation collaborative co-founded by Optum and Mayo Clinic


OptumRx Adds AxelaCare

Enhances Pharmacy Care Services for Patients

Date Posted : November 17, 2015

  • Home infusion innovator complements OptumRx’s specialty pharmacy offering
  • Strengthens care integration and clinical services for patients with complex medical conditions


Optum360 Earns No.1 Spot in Black Book Rankings

Date Posted : October 8, 2015

Technology and outsourcing services recognized by hospitals across the country


AMGF, Optum Launch Collaborative

Improve Adult Immunization Rates

Date Posted : September 22, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, VA —The American Medical Group Foundation (AMGF) and Optum, with support from Pfizer, are launching a pilot collaborative to improve adult vaccination rates.


Optum Centers of Excellence Program Expands Access

Date Posted : August 5, 2015

  • Innovative program expands access to leading Mayo Clinic experts for patients requiring treatment for cancer, bariatric surgery, heart failure, congenital heart disease and infertility
  • Builds on existing Transplant Services Center of Excellence relationship



OptumRx, Catamaran Complete Combination

Date Posted : July 23, 2015

  • Combined company creates a new competitive force that will provide a connected, personalized pharmacy care experience for more than 65 million Americans
  • OptumRx’s scale and unique capabilities will help consumers and clients manage the cost and treatment challenges of pharmaceuticals


Mayo Clinic and Optum360 Partner

Improve Experience for Patients

Date Posted : April 14, 2015

  • Partnership includes deployment of existing Optum360 revenue management services technology, development of new tools and delivery of services to increase patient satisfaction


Optum Expands I.T. Services to Help Hospitals

Modernize Technology Infrastructure, Meet Rapidly Changing Needs of Care Providers and Patients

Date Posted : April 13, 2015

  • Analytics Data Warehousing and I.T. Infrastructure Services  support more data-driven decisions for patient care and quality while reducing costs
  • Healthcare strategic alliance with Cisco brings intuitive and innovative tools patients can use to interact with hospitals, health care resources and their care team
  • Optum to present full array of products, tools and services for hospital IT modernization at HIMSS15 April 12 – 16 in Chicago


$10 Million in Unused Medications Donated

Date Posted : April 9, 2015

  • Donations from OptumRx help thousands of uninsured and underinsured Kansans get the prescriptions they need to live healthier lives
  • Program supports efforts of health centers across Kansas


Optum and MedExpress Join to Serve Consumer

Date Posted : April 8, 2015

  • Care Innovator to join Optum’s clinical service offerings to enhance care


Catamaran and OptumRx to Combine

Date Posted : March 30, 2015

  • Clients and individuals will benefit from enhanced services and cost trend management;
    combined organization expects to fulfill more than one billion scripts
  • Combining OptumRx’s unique medical synchronization, information capabilities with Catamaran’s
    technology leadership and flexible services will advance innovative value-added offerings
  • Creates business well-positioned to help customers manage growth in high-cost specialty pharmaceuticals


CEOi Launches Program to Harness Power of Big Data

Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease (CEOi) Launches Program to Harness Power of Big Data, Accelerating Pace of Alzheimer’s Research

Date Posted : February 25, 2015

  • Health care research and innovation collaborative Optum Labs selected as primary research partner


Optum Labs Research Collaborative Strengthens

Date Posted : January 14, 2015

  • Addition of leading academic institutions and life sciences companies advances Optum Labs’ mission to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes
  • A total of 20 organizations now actively collaborating on groundbreaking health care research initiatives


Iowa Medicaid Saves $49.5 Million Last Year

Date Posted : January 6, 2015

Four-Year Savings Total About $129 Million


OptumRx Streamlines Authorization Process

CoverMyMeds’ Electronic Prior Authorization Platform

Date Posted : December 9, 2014

  • Solution enables physicians to submit drug prior authorization requests online
  • CoverMyMeds improves member experience through immediate processing of authorization requests – often before the patient  leaves the doctor’s office


Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Optum

Intelligent Health Platform as Care Providers Increasingly Move to Value-Based Reimbursement

Date Posted : November 6, 2014

  • Optum’s solutions align care delivery processes in a way that improves quality, reduces costs, and helps modernize the infrastructure and technology of the health care system



Optum, Alere Health to Combine

Help Health Plans, Employers and States Improve Population Health, Reduce Health Care Costs

Date Posted : October 28, 2014

  • Combination expands Optum’s capabilities to help consumers improve  health and support system participants in addressing population health and cost challenges
  • Enables Alere to sharpen its strategic focus on enhancing leadership in the global rapid diagnostics market


Optum to Acquire MedSynergies

Help Physician Groups Enhance Patient Care, Improve Practice Performance

Date Posted : September 30, 2014

  • Combination brings additional, innovative practice management capabilities to Optum’s leading clinical services and analytic tools;
  • Establishes Optum’s end-to-end capabilities, addressing the most complex requirements across clinic, ambulatory and acute care settings



Four New Partner Organizations Join Optum Labs

Date Posted : September 9, 2014

  • Addition of Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care Policy, Medica Research Institute, Merck and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, advances Optum Labs’ mission to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes


Boston Scientific joins Optum Labs

Date Posted : May 6, 2014

  • Global medical solutions innovator seeks to pioneer new research into effective treatments for heart failure and related cardiac conditions


Multidisciplinary Roundtable Explores Challenges

Date Posted : April 29, 2014

  • Timely evaluation and integration of medical and pharmacy data can help lead to more appropriate utilization of specialty drugs, improved outcomes and less cost
  • Greater use of coordination and adherence programs show promise in improving health outcomes for patients and reducing costs
  • UnitedHealth Group research dem­onstrated that specialty pharmacy and synchronized medical and pharmacy services yielded 13% cost savings for cancer and transplant services and better compliance for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis


Optum Announces Expansion in Southfield, Mich.

Date Posted : April 29, 2014

Company hiring 75 people in the next six to eight months and a total of 100-120 in the next three years to meet growing consumer demand for health care technology April 29, 2014