Intermountain Healthcare (Intermountain), through its company Castell, and UnitedHealthcare established an accountable care organization (ACO) for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare Advantage members. The ACO includes Intermountain-employed primary care physicians and health care professionals in northern and southern Utah as well as other participating primary care professionals (PCPs) in southern Utah.
The PCPs participating in the ACO will coordinate care for UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members. Castell/Intermountain will provide support through its care management, care coordination, network services, and documentation teams. UnitedHealthcare will share actionable data with the ACO professionals about its members’ underlying medical conditions, past treatments, gaps in care, medications prescribed and future care needs. A key goal is improving care coordination across specialties and care settings.
The new ACO strengthens the long-standing relationship between Intermountain and UnitedHealthcare. Since 2004, the organizations have shared a commitment to improving access to quality care, enhancing clinical outcomes, lowering the cost of care and creating an exceptional consumer experience.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 454,000 members in Utah, including more than 136,000 Medicare Advantage members. They have access to Intermountain’s health care professionals and facilities, including 450 owned and affiliated clinics, 22 hospitals, and more than 4,600 physicians and advanced practice care professionals across the state. Intermountain’s facilities and health care professionals that offer behavioral health services have also been added to the Optum Behavioral Health network, giving UnitedHealthcare members’ enhanced access to behavioral health care.
This was reported by Intermountain Healthcare on December 16, 2020.
Contact information: Jennifer Toomer-Cook, Media Relations Manager, Intermountain Healthcare Corporate and Executive Offices, 36 S State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111; 801-631-3484; Email: Jennifer.Toomer-Cook@imail.org; Website: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/.
Contact information: Will Shanley, Director of Public Relations, United Healthcare, 5901 Lincoln Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55436; 714-204-8005; Email: email@example.com; Website: https://www.uhc.com/.