Home Health Care ‘Squarely in the Scope’ of UnitedHealthcare’s Bundled Payments Expansion

Earlier this month, Minnesota-based UnitedHealthcare announced it was expanding the company’s bundled payment offerings to providers participating in its Medicare Advantage (MA) plan networks. Home health care is primed to play a major role in that expansion, Jeff Meyerhofer, president of bundled payment solutions for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare & Retirement division, told Home Health Care News […]

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 […]

Best Buy Tests Home Care Monitoring Technology

Forget the latest iPhone release, retail giant Best Buy (NASDAQ: BBY) has unveiled a new technology service as part of its in-store product line-up that aims to serve seniors and baby boomers. The Richfield, Minnesota-based retailer has added its name among other national, well-known brands offering technology solutions to senior care, rolling out its Assured […]

Walgreens, Health Insurers Push to Expand Telemedicine Services at Home

In a push toward supporting in-home care, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG), along with national health insurers, have expanded their telemedicine initiatives, hoping to reach millions more consumers by next year.  The Deerfield, Illinois-based national drugstore chain, which launched its telehealth smartphone app late last year, said it will be expanding the tech to both tablets and […]