MobiHealthNews: OptumHealth acquires post-acute care management platform naviHealth

“OptumHealth, the healthcare services and delivery business of UnitedHealth Group’s Optum, has acquired naviHealth, a post-acute care management platform for health plans and providers, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was first reported by the Nashville Business Journal, and confirmed to MobiHealthNews by an Optum representative.”

“While the terms of the transaction were not disclosed, Optum said that naviHealth will continue to work with its clients and members as a standalone entity that is aligned with OptumHealth. CEO Clay Richards – who cofounded the company in 2012 alongside former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Tom Scully – will continue to head naviHealth’s leadership team…”

WHAT’S THE IMPACT?

“naviHealth leverages a combination of analytics, clinical decision-support tools and clinical staff to monitor and guide recovery among post-acute patients. The company said that it is currently managing these services for 4.5 million Medicare Advantage members, and works with more than 140 hospitals in CMS‘ Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced program.”

“From the outside, Optum has signaled that it wants to leave naviHealth’s business mostly intact, but will be providing resources to help expand the platform to more patients…”

THE LARGER TREND

“naviHealth is the latest in what is now looking to be a string of digital health acquisition plans for Optum…” Read the full article here.

Source: OptumHealth acquires post-acute care management platform naviHealth – By Dave Muoio, May 21, 2020. MobiHealthNews.

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