UnitedHealth Premium® Program Results
For all 16 Premium specialties evaluated in the UnitedHealth Premium program, Premium Care physicians1 had 17% lower per episode or per patient cost than non-Premium Care Physicians.2 Premium Care Physicians are recognized for avoiding complications, reducing redo procedures and following evidence-based medicine.
UnitedHealth Premium Care Physicians
outperform their peers.
Cost Variation: All specialties.
Premium Care Physicians for all specialties evaluated had: 17% lower costs between a Premium Care Physician and a non-Premium Care Physician.
Care Variation: Stents.
Premium Care Physicians with cardiology procedure episodes had: 10% lower average complication rates. and 16% fewer average redo procedures.
Care Variation: Knee replacement.
Premium Care Physicians with orthopedic procedure episodes had:d: 15% lower average complication rates and 38% fewer average redo procedures.
1UnitedHealth Premium Care physicians are designated for Quality & Cost Efficiency.
22017 UnitedHealthcare Network (Par) Commercial Claims analysis for 16 specialties and 164 markets. Rates are based on historical information and are not a guarantee of future outcomes.
Average savings per patient/episode based only on claims for conditions and procedures directly used in the determination of physician designations. 2016 UnitedHealthcare Network (Par) Commercial Claims analysis for 16 specialties and 163 markets. Rates are based on historical information and are not a guarantee of future outcomes. 2017 UnitedHealthcare Commercial Membership analysis for 164 markets. The UnitedHealth Premium® designation program is a resource for informational purposes only. Designations are displayed in UnitedHealthcare online physician directories at myuhc.com®. You should always visit myuhc.com for the most current information. Premium designations are a guide to choosing a physician and may be used as one of many factors you consider when choosing a physician. If you already have a physician, you may also wish to confer with him or her for advice on selecting other physicians. You should also discuss designations with a physician before choosing him or her. Physician evaluations have a risk of error and should not be the sole basis for selecting a physician. Please visit myuhc.com for detailed program information and methodologies.