Optum, a division of UnitedHealthcare, is set to expand its patient care options across the U.S. with the recently announced agreement to acquire DaVita Medical Group. Optum's medical care delivery system currently includes a network of surgical centers, urgent care centers and a HouseCall program. DaVita Medical Group will add 300 medical clinics and 6 surgical centers concentrated in Florida, California, Colorado, Washington, Nevada and New Mexico to the system.
DaVita is best-known for its nationwide network of 2,470 outpatient dialysis centers. This unit is not part of the UnitedHealth/Optum $4.9 billion deal which is subject to regulatory approvals. >>Read more
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