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UnitedHealth under antitrust investigation by DOJ: reports

February 28, 2024

Via: Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth is under investigation by the Department of Justice over antitrust concerns, according to reporting by the Examiner News and the Wall Street Journal. Over the past few weeks, investigators have been inquiring about UnitedHealth’s effect on competition in sectors […]


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UnitedHealth-Change deal approval faces appeal from DOJ, states

November 21, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

The Department of Justice is appealing a federal judge’s decision allowing UnitedHealth’s $13 billion purchase of Change Healthcare to close. The DOJ, joined by New York and Minnesota, filed a notice of appeal on Friday following U.S. District Judge Carl […]


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UnitedHealth plans to sell Change’s claims editing unit for $2.2B to aid merger

April 26, 2022

Via: Healthcare Dive

UnitedHealth has maintained that joining Optum and Change, two of the biggest providers of health IT services like revenue cycle management in the U.S., will result in a more connected administrative and payment ecosystem across healthcare. But after the deal […]


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How UnitedHealth responded to the new federal requirement for home COVID-19 test coverage

January 19, 2022

Via: FierceHealthcare

Following a federal directive to cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, UnitedHealth Group executives said Wednesday the company was able to quickly pivot in a matter of days to ensure members could access reimbursement for the tests. Chief Operating Officer Dirk McMahon […]


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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita clinics for $4.9 billion

December 6, 2017

Via: CNBC

UnitedHealth struck a $4.9 billion deal on Wednesday to acquire the DaVita Medical Group unit of kidney dialysis firm DaVita in an all-cash transaction. DaVita Medical Group operates nearly 300 clinics and half a dozen outpatient surgical centers in six […]


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UnitedHealth 2Q profit surges as ACA participation shrinks

July 20, 2017

Via: Modern Healthcare

UnitedHealth Group’s second-quarter earnings soared as the nation’s largest insurer dove deeper into government-funded health coverage like Medicare and Medicaid and continued to distance itself from the turbulent Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges. The insurer also said Tuesday that it […]


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UnitedHealth nears deal to buy Advisory Board’s healthcare division

July 10, 2017

Via: FierceHealthcare

UnitedHealth, which is already the nation’s largest insurer and boasts a rapidly growing healthcare services arm, may be poised to grow even further through an acquisition. The company and Vista Equity Partners are moving toward a deal to buy and […]


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Why UnitedHealth Rules Among Health Care Stocks

June 7, 2017

Via: Forbes

Never mind that the Republican-controlled Congress can’t seem to get its act together to repeal, much less replace, the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare. But health care stocks are doing just fine, in spite of the continued […]


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UnitedHealth to buy Surgical Care Affiliates in $2.3 billion deal

January 10, 2017

Via: CNBC

Optum unit said it would buy for about $2.3 billion, creating a comprehensive ambulatory care services platform, including primary care, urgent care and surgical care services. UUnitedHealth’s Optum unit said it would buy Surgical Care Affiliatesfor about $2.30 billion, creating […]


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Upbeat profit forecast boosts UnitedHealth shares to record high

November 30, 2016

Via: CNBC

Shares of UnitedHealth, the largest U.S. health insurer, rose as much as 3.95 percent to a record high of $158.12 on Tuesday after the company issued a better-than-expected earnings forecast for the coming year. The stock ended the day slightly […]


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UnitedHealth looks to create national ACO model

November 4, 2016

Via: FierceHealthcare

A newly designed accountable care organization developed by UnitedHealth will expand the insurer’s regional approach to value-based care, creating a national network of top tier providers designed to lure self-funded employers. NexusACO is UnitedHealth’s attempt at a nationalized ACO, according to […]


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Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes

October 26, 2016

Via: Modern Healthcare

Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama’s healthcare law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That’s sure to stoke another “Obamacare” controversy days before a presidential election. Before […]