UnitedHealth Group Initiates “Low Cost” Maternity Care Programs

By John Heerdink LinkedIn

Increasing healthcare costs has become a major concern in the United States especially when it comes to maternity costs from prenatal to postpartum care which has been surging. Now UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has come up with a health care plan to cut maternity cost where partner hospitals can charge only a fixed amount for services rendered before and after pregnancy and not for each service undertaken. The largest U.S. health insurer plans to set up 20 such care provider groups by year-end 2019. Note the plan is currently operational with two healthcare providers already.

The new initiative would encourage hospitals to charge patients reasonably and not charge for every doctor’s visit, treatment or test undertaken. Partner hospitals are also encouraged to not push cesarean deliveries unless medically required.

Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as a diversified health and well-being company in the United States. The company’s UnitedHealthcare segment offers consumer-oriented health benefit plans and services for national employers, public sector employers, mid-sized employers, small businesses, individuals, and military service members; and health care coverage, and health and well-being services to individuals aged 50 and older addressing their needs for preventive and acute health care services. To learn more about (UNH) please visit the Vista Partners Company Dedicated UNH Coverage Page.

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UnitedHealthcare aims to cut maternity care costs with new program

UnitedHealthcare Group said on Thursday it had launched a new program to cut maternity costs under which partner hospitals would be paid a fixed rate for care during and after pregnancy, rather than for every service rendered. Rising healthcare costs in the United States have become a topic of..

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