Montefiore Medical Center and UnitedHealthcare Collaboration

More than 9,000 UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored health plan participants in New York, including Oxford Health-branded plans, will have access to improved care coordination and enhanced health services, according to Montefiore Medical Center, as a result of a new collaborative program  between Montefiore and UnitedHealthcare.

The collaboration focuses on prevention, improved coordination and well-managed care. Montefiore will share in the generated savings with UnitedHealthcare and has stated a commitment to reinvest those funds back into the system to ensure patients “continue to receive the right care at the right time in the right place”. UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plan participants who currently receive care from Montefiore-affiliated care providers will not have to do anything differently to receive the benefits of these agreements, which include enhanced care coordination and follow-up.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to provide best-in-class coordinated and compassionate care when and where people need it most through Montefiore’s extensive network of employed and affiliated community-based, private practice physicians,” said Stephen Rosenthal, vice president, network management, Montefiore. “Working with UnitedHealthcare enhances our ability to address patients’ complex medical needs and allows for improved outcomes and patient satisfaction while making healthcare more affordable.”

More than $30 billion of UnitedHealthcare’s annual physician and hospital reimbursements are currently tied to accountable care programs, centers of excellence and performance-based programs. The company projects this will reach $65 billion by 2018.

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