Monday, April 25, 2016

Coordinated care leads to healthier lives

To help improve patients’ overall health and simplify the health care experience, UnitedHealthcare has partnered with a number of accountable care organizations (ACOs).  An ACO is a group of health care providers, hospitals and insurers who work together to coordinate and pay for patients’ care. Recently, we announced that UnitedHealthcare is partnering with JFK Population Health ACO in Edison, New Jersey.

More than 6,600 people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored and Medicare health plans in central New Jersey are eligible to benefit from this collaboration. Through this collaborative program, insurers, hospitals and care providers work together to coordinate patients’ care, share technology and patient information, and ensure that patients get the most appropriate care at the right time. The program will also provide services that help patients manage chronic health conditions and live healthy lifestyles.

ACOs nationwide are proving that the coordinated care model is the future of health care.  This patient-centric model helps people live healthier lives by focusing on improving their overall health, not just addressing health issues one-by-one. Furthermore, ACOs reward care providers for giving the most appropriate and cost-efficient care that results in the best health outcomes for the patient. In short, this model of care leads to better health, better care and lower costs.

For more information about how UnitedHealthcare is working smarter and better to help people live healthier lives, visit: