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UnitedHealth Supports Bundled Payments with Health Data Analytics

UnitedHealth Group will offer health data analytics coordination to support the expansion of bundled payment models under Medicare.

UnitedHealth Group will support bundled payments with health data analytics

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By Jessica Kent

- UnitedHealth Group recently announced its collaboration with healthcare providers, health systems, and government that will include offering health data analytics coordination tied to the growing use of bundled payment models in Medicare.

UnitedHealth will deliver data and analytics, technology, and care coordination to healthcare providers, including those participating in the CMS Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program when it launches later this year.

Bundled payment models set price and quality standards for certain treatments and reward providers who exceed those standards. This form of value-based care benefits both providers and patients and is a shift away from traditional fee-for service structures.

UnitedHealth’s support of bundled payments builds on their focus on value-based care delivery as well as analytics and payment innovation. Their efforts include nearly $64 billion in provider reimbursements tied annually to different value-based measures.

UnitedHealth is committed to finding more ways to expand the use of bundled payment models and will leverage its experience using data and technology to help improve health outcomes and coordinate care.

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