NYUPN and UnitedHealthcare Join Hands for Coordinated Healthcare

By CIOReview | Thursday, July 10, 2014

NEW YORK: NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network is joining hands with UnitedHealthcare – a division of UnitedHealth Group – to implement cost effective and coordinated healthcare to the New York residents. The reduced cost of healthcare is expected to be achieved through the shared savings initiative.

Under this initiative, NYUPN’s coordinated care will be accessible to those New York residents who are enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored health plans. These residents can avail the services from over 1700 clinical faculty and healthcare professionals affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center as well as the University Physicians Network.

Participating primary care doctors would be able to monitor patient care through the patients’ monthly updates. The collaboration would achieve managing services for patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. Those who already have enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored plan would also be benefited from the enhanced care coordination and follow-up.

With over $30Bn tied to accountable care programs, UnitedHealthcare’s annual physician and hospital reimbursements are expected to reach $65Bn by 2018.

"By working closely with our care provider partners, we can maximize quality and value for our plan participants, ultimately helping them get better care and achieve better health, all at a lower cost," says Michael McGuire, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of New York and New Jersey. "The scale and geographic footprint of this collaboration with NYUPN will accelerate the transformation of how we pay for health care and how health care is delivered in the region."