(Des Moines) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad announced today that an Iowa Medicaid initiative saved taxpayers $41 million in fiscal year 2013. That brings the total three-year savings of the program integrity effort to more than $86 million.
ST. LOUIS and MINNEAPOLIS—October 21, 2013 – Advanced clinical analytics technologies from Optum are supporting population health management and accountable care strategies at Mercy, the nation’s sixth-largest Catholic health care system, and HealthEast Care System, the largest locally owned health care organization in the Minneapolis-St. Paul east metro area.
MINNEAPOLIS and SAN FRANCISICO—October 14, 2013 – To meet the growing demand for greater transparency, simplicity, and value in health care billing, Dignity Health and Optum have formed Optum360, a major new venture that combines the companies’ industry-leading revenue cycle management capabilities. Optum360 is dedicated to transforming the registration, documentation, billing, and payment system so it works better for hospitals, health systems and other care providers, and delivers a better patient experience.
Eden Prairie, Minn., and Burlington, Mass. – May 16, 2013 – Optum today launched a new portfolio of technology-enabled business process outsourcing services to help health care payers transform their core administrative operations, reduce costs and adapt to market changes. Optum will combine its own business process outsourcing and payment integrity capabilities, along with the HealthRules® integrated financial, administrative and clinical technology from HealthEdge, to deploy these services.
BOSTON and DALLAS – May 1, 2013 – Baylor Quality Alliance (BQA), a wholly-controlled affiliate of Baylor Health Care System, has selected Humedica MinedShare® from Optum to improve quality of patient care and reduce costs for the patients and communities served as it works to become a clinically integrated accountable care organization.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., and ROCHESTER, Minn., Jan. 15, 2013 — Optum and Mayo Clinic today jointly launched Optum Labs, an open, collaborative research and development facility with a singular goal: improving patient care. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Optum Labs provides an environment where the health care industry can come together to combine information and ideas that benefit patients today while also driving long-term improvements in the delivery and quality of care.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Dec. 10, 2012 – Optum, an industry leader in health care payment integrity services, is working with SAS to further enhance its comprehensive health care anti-fraud, waste and abuse services. This enhanced solution combines detection, investigation, prevention, case development and recovery services to provide commercial health plans with a flexible approach to ensuring proper payments to care providers.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Nov. 12, 2012 – Optum, a leading health services company, has released its Smart Measurement® System for Late Phase, a software product that helps pharmaceutical companies manage large, complex and multiyear drug studies more efficiently and cost-effectively.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 27, 2012 – Optum has launched Optum ICD-10 Core Education, a comprehensive training program to help hospitals ensure physicians, coders and other staff who are affected by the new coding standard are fully prepared before the October 2014 deadline.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 20, 2012 — A new Optum Institute/Harris Interactive national survey published today provides new insights into U.S. consumers’ willingness to go online to view their medical records and engage with care providers.
While 70 percent of physicians surveyed have basic Electronic Medical Record (EMR) capabilities, only 40 percent of physicians say they have the capability to engage with patients via email or provide patients with access to their health records.
DES MOINES, Iowa – An aggressive program integrity initiative for Iowa Medicaid saved taxpayers nearly $30 million in cost avoidance or recoveries in its second year of operation, far exceeding expectations.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill., July, 17, 2012 – The State of Illinois will expand its use of advanced technology to manage Medicaid and human services functions to reduce costs, improve outcomes and help implement structural changes for the program that provides health benefits to 2.7 million low-income Illinois residents.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 10, 2012 – Optum launched its newest generation of coding technology. Optum Enterprise CAC, a computer-assisted coding (CAC) platform, helps hospitals accelerate their transition to ICD-10, increase productivity and simplify coding and documentation processes.
OptumInsight and one of its key government clients, the State of Michigan, have collaborated to implement a data analysis and reporting tool to promote significant savings. The tool enables county Department of Human Services agencies to make critical decisions about programs and budgets based on specific local and regional needs.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., and MINNEAPOLIS (March 20, 2012) – WESTMED Medical Group announced it is collaborating with the UnitedHealthcare and Optum businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) to launch an accountable care organization (ACO) for its more than 220 physicians in Westchester County, N.Y.