Here are 10 major UnitedHealthcare deals in April that ASC leaders need to know:
1. Envision Healthcare, a physician services company, was awarded $91.2 million in its arbitration against United Healthcare for underpayment of essential medical care from 2017 to 2018 while the two had an in-network agreement.
2. UnitedHealthcare made nine changes to its reimbursement policies for its commercial, individual and family, and Medicare Advantage plans. Here are nine changes to know in the coming months.
3. UnitedHealth Group CEO Andrew Witty was paid 331 times more than the company's median employee in 2022.
4. UnitedHealth Group was one of 17 payers named among the nation's best employers for diversity by Forbes.
5. UnitedHealth Group's chief legal officer Rupert Bondy received a total compensation package of $11.3 million in 2022 as the company fought the Justice Department's attempt to block an acquisition of data company Change Healthcare.
6. UnitedHealth Group's recently acquired LHC Group is buying Delaware-based home health company Summit Home Care.
7. UnitedHealth Group was one of 12 payers named among the nation's most trustworthy companies in 2023 by Newsweek.
8. UnitedHealthcare's plans to implement a gold-card program in 2024 might cut another 10 percent of its prior authorization volumes on top of a 20 percent reduction that will roll out this summer, UnitedHealthcare CEO Brian Thompson said.
9. UnitedHealth Group posted revenues of $91.9 billion in the first quarter of 2023, up 15 percent from $80.1 billion over the same period last year.
10. UnitedHealth's Optum arm purchased Middletown, N.Y.-based Crystal Run Healthcare, a multispecialty physician group with over 400 providers across more than 30 locations.