UnitedHealth Group is planning to integrate more behavioral and home health services into its care delivery strategy as the company continues to expand its value-based care offerings.
“We will serve these patients in clinic settings, in their homes, integrating behavioral care, supported by our data-driven clinical incidents and next best actions, and all coordinated to provide the right care when and where they need it,” CEO Andrew Witty told investors during a fourth quarter earnings call Jan. 13.
Mr. Witty said the company expects 4 million more people to participate in fully accountable, value-based care models provided by Optum Health in 2023, which is almost 1.8 million more than the previous year. He added that many of those individuals will be covered under a UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plan or through other payers that utilize Optum’s services.