Becker's Healthcare April 15, 2021
Optum is on track to meet its growth goals in 2021, executives said during the first-quarter earnings call April 15.
The company announced plans to add 10,000 physicians in 2021 earlier this year, and Wyatt Decker, CEO of OptumHealth, said Optum is on track to exceed that number. Optum now has 56,000 affiliated, contracted and employed physicians.
“We eliminated much of the clerical burden in our physicians and advanced practitioners’ practice and let them focus on the work they love,” said Mr. Decker, as transcribed by Seeking Alpha. “So this is really gaining traction among our physician workforce.”
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