UnitedHealth Group held a call last week to discuss Q2 2021 financial results and highlighted its in-home care provider, Optum, as a key growth driver for the company.
According to Home Health Care News, United executives praised the value of home care. “The home and community platform services can reduce post-acute medical care costs by a quarter, unnecessary readmissions by up to a fifth, and hospital admissions by up to 25%.”
Home Health Care News also revealed that Optum’s Q2 revenues totaled $38.3 billion - an over 17% increase (year over year). The increase is partially due to the company’s expansion of home-based care, according to financial releases.