Becker's Healthcare March 3, 2022
Laura Dyrda

Optum spent the last decade investing in significant growth, adding thousands of physicians to its network and purchasing ASC company Surgical Care Affiliates in 2017. Now the company is focusing more on its primary care network, data offerings and $115 billion pharmacy and medical care business line.

Optum, owned by UnitedHealth Group, has three divisions:

  • Optum Health, the healthcare provider division which includes physician groups and ambulatory surgery centers
  • Optum Insight, which houses the data analytics platforms designed to connect clinical, administrative and financial data
  • Optum Rx, a pharmacy benefits and care services business

Each division has a unique growth strategy focused on the patient and provider experience.

Provider growth
Optum Health now has 60,000 employed or aligned physicians and...

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