UnitedHealth is expanding its healthcare provider footprint. This week the healthcare giant announced that Optum, it's health services arm, will acquire Surgical Care Affiliates. The new Optum company is a chain of outpatient surgery centers - 205 facilities across 30 states. >>Read more
The addition continues a buying spree over the last few years which has included doctors groups, clinics and a leading urgent care provider, MedExpress.
Coincidentally, MT Consulting brokered MedExpress' first deal - when the provider had only 7 centers. The deal set the wheels in motion...MedExpress has since substantially increased its presence in the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast and Midwest. According to UnitedHealth, the MedExpress expansion will continue in 2017.