UnitedHealth Group Encouraged by More MA Benefits

In-home care providers aren’t the only players looking forward to expanded Medicare Advantage (MA) benefits in 2019. Insurers that offer MA plans—notably behemoth UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH)—are also looking ahead and seeing the addition of more benefits as a major bonus. Minnetonka, Minnesota-based UnitedHealth Group offers medical benefits through its businesses UnitedHealthcare and Optum, which also provides some […]

One House Call Has Big Aging-in-Place Payoff

When it comes to helping seniors age in their own home, an in-home assessment from a physician or nurse practitioner goes a long way. Between 2008 and 2012, Medicare recipients enrolled in a house calls program had 14% fewer hospital admissions during the year after they initially were evaluated, compared with Medicare beneficiaries in a […]