Eden Prairie, Minn.-based Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, has the largest network of physicians in the U.S., and a growing chain of ASCs.
1. Optum’s network has more than 53,000 physicians, which is 5.4 percent of all U.S. physicians, according to a March 5 Bloomberg report. St. Louis-based Ascension ranked No. 2 with 49,000 physicians, and Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare was No. 3 with 47,000 physicians.
2. Optum said it aims to add 10,000 physicians to its network this year.
3. OptumHealth, the division of Optum including physician practices and ASCs, nearly tripled its revenue in the last five years to $40 billion in 2020, according to Bloomberg.
4. More than 4 million Optum patients are in value-based arrangements linking revenue to outcomes.