Health Care Quality
The UnitedHealth Premium® program helps you find doctors and hospitals that are recognized for providing quality care.
In today's health care system, medical practices vary widely, often resulting in variations in the quality of care. Poor quality care can lead to higher complication and surgical repeat rates, unnecessary hospitalizations and a higher chance of a wrong diagnosis.
To address the quality difference in health care, UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium® designation program. The program recognizes doctors and specialty centers that meet guidelines for providing quality and cost efficient care.
The UnitedHealth Premium physician designation program recognizes doctors who meet national industry guidelines for quality and local market benchmarks for cost efficiency. Doctors who meet quality standards receive one star and those who meet quality and cost efficiency standards receive two stars.
| ||Quality of Care:These doctors meet national industry standards for quality care. |
| ||Quality and Cost Efficiency of Care:These doctors meet national industry standards for quality care as well as local market benchmarks for providing cost-efficient care.
The UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program recognizes facilities that meet quality and cost efficiency guidelines in the following specialties:
- Cardiac Care
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Spine Surgery
- Total Joint Replacement
Specialty centers can receive from one to three stars for quality and are designated either "higher efficiency," "average efficiency," or "lower efficiency" for cost efficiency.
Start your search for quality health care today by visiting myuhc.com®. Or, for more information about the UnitedHealth Premium program, visit MyChoiceNotChance.com.
*Asch, Steven M. et al. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2006 March 16; 354: 1147-1156.