May 29, 2020

Optum to Acquire naviHealth

OptumHealth has agreed to purchase naviHealth, a post-acute care company that partners with health plans, hospital systems, at-risk physician groups, and other healthcare providers to manage post-acute care as part of value-based care programs. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Optum confirmed naviHealth will remain a standalone entity after the transaction. The acquisition will bring naviHealth’s proprietary technology platform, utilizing “evidence-based protocols and dedicated clinical staff to quantitatively track patient recoveries, manage hospital discharges, reduce readmissions, and support efficient clinical decision making, which taken together reduce wasteful healthcare spend,” together with Optum’s community-based health care and clinical capabilities to address the continued shift toward value-based care.