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In brief: Clayback to step down, health spending slows, Optum buys home care provider 

April 1, 2022HME News Staff

EAST AMHERST, N.Y. – Don Clayback will step down as executive director of NCART on Sept. 30 after 13 years leading the organization.  “I am truly grateful for the opportunities I have had at NCART to help protect and improve access to CRT for people with disabilities,” said Clayback. “It has been an honor to advocate to ensure the children and adults we serve receive the highest quality equipment and supporting services they deserve to live full and independent lives....

Don Clayback, Health spending, LHC Group, NCART, Optum, UnitedHealthcare

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Optum buys home health provider

March 29, 2022HME News Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and LAFAYETTE, La. – Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group, has agreed to buy LHC Group, a home health provider, for $170 per share of common stock in a play to extend value-based care into the homes of patients.  LHC Group’s history of quality home and community-based care matched with Optum’s extensive value-based care experiences and resources will accelerate the combined company’s ability to deliver integrated care, improving outcomes and patient...

Home health care, LHC Group, Optum, UnitedHealth Group, Value-Based Care

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Also Noted

SuperCare renews Optum contract

May 26, 2021HME News Staff

DOWNEY, Calif. – SuperCare Health has renewed its contract with Optum to provide respiratory care services, equipment and supplies for its members in Southern California. “We are honored that Optum has extended our contract,” said John Cassar, CEO. “This continues to strengthen our long-term partnership with Optum, and it will bring even more innovative solutions like our COVID-19 Telemonitoring, iBreathe, and Home Sleep Testing Programs...

Home Respiratory Equipment, Optum, SuperCare Health

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Optum, Change Healthcare join forces to streamline health care

January 7, 2021HME News Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Optum, a division of UnitedHealth Group, and Change Healthcare have agreed to merge, combining two technology companies focused on serving health care.  Optum is a diversified health services company; Change Healthcare is a health care technology provider. Together, they will provide software and data analytics, technology-enabled services and research, advisory and revenue cycle management offerings.  “Together we...

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SuperCare, Optum collaborate on telemonitoring

July 23, 2020HME News Staff

DOWNEY, Calif. - SuperCare Health has collaborated with Optum to create a COVID-19 telemonitoring program that allows asymptomatic patients to be monitored and to recover in their homes, avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.Close respiratory monitoring is vital to setting up alternative care for people who are confirmed for, or potentially have, COVID-19 but who don't require hospitalization, says Dr. Curtis Sather, medical director and pulmonologist at Optum.“I knew SuperCare Health had the...

Coronavirus Outbreak, Optum, Remote Patient Monitoring, SuperCare, telemonitoring

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Specialty Providers

UnitedHealth Group buys specialty pharmacy

December 12, 2019HME News Staff

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., and FLINT, Mich. - UnitedHealth Group's Optum division will pay about $300 million to buy Diplomat, a provider of specialty pharmacy and infusion services, according to news reports.Diplomat focuses on managing specialty medications, including oncology and immunology, and provides specialized infusion therapies in all 50 states and Washington, D.C.“With its focus in specialty and infusion services, Diplomat has a proven track record of solving the unique challenges facing...

Consolidation, Diplomat, M&A, Optum, PBMs, UnitedHealth Group

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