Well I just posted yesterday on the 1st quarter report United issued and guess what more algorithms for profit and this time in the UK so they will get a taste of what risk assessments are all about along with scoring and all the other processes like they run here in the US.  In their conference call, it was noted that OptumInsight (formerly known as Ingenix, the tech solutions area) was the highlight of the entire quarter with business – money in those formulas. 

UnitedHealth Group Reports 1st Quarter Results $25.4 Billion-Profitable Algorithms Contribute To 10% Increase in Revenue

In addition the article below states with their refocus that they can work with the imageNHS to save $20 Billion, so if this occurs with contracts in the UK, care and the way it is rendered will change.   Their CEO is a big supporter of pay for performance and with what he earns based on performance, any idea why that might be true, but it doesn’t seem to shift down to doctors with the same percentage of percentages paid.  So if you are in the UK, they are not gone, just coming back with a new game plan to make money with those algorithms and formulas and who knows how long before the formulas get sold to the NHS?  BD     

United Health CEO Compensation Grew 21 Percent–Pay For Performance/Salary Yielded 4.7 Million of An Almost $11 Million Pay Out

US healthcare giant UnitedHealth has sold off its network of GP surgeries and pulled out of the UK primary care market in order to concentrate on offering GP commissioning support.

The deal will transfer ownership of UnitedHealth’s GP provider company and all six of its GP practices to The Practice Plc - which already employs 220 GPs at 50 GP practices - with immediate effect.

UnitedHealth now plans to refocus its UK business to concentrate solely on commissioning support, as it seeks to exploit the opportunities presented by the Government’s NHS reforms.

The move signals an end to UnitedHealth’s controversial tenure as a provider of GP services in the UK, with their take-over of practices in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Camden in north London attracting vehement opposition from anti-privatization campaigners.

Instead, it plans to expand its commissioning support in areas such as data analytics, demand management and medicines management. It is already working with a number of PCTs and GP consortia, including pathfinders in Hounslow who recently signed a deal with the firm to run a major crackdown on GP referrals.

Instead, it plans to expand its commissioning support in areas such as data analytics, demand management and medicines management. It is already working with a number of PCTs and GP consortia, including pathfinders in Hounslow who recently signed a deal with the firm to run a major crackdown on GP referrals.

The company said the move would close the door to any perceived conflicts of interest between the two sides of its business, and said it believed it could play a key role in helping the NHS make £20bn in efficiency savings.

Pulse - UnitedHealth quits primary care and sells off surgeries to The Practice

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