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Chiropractic Network Management

Did you Know ... · At any given time, 80 percent of the U.S. population suffers from back pain1 · A recent Consumer Reports survey ranked Chiropractic care ahead of all conventional treatments for back pain, including prescription drugs2

An OptumHealth Physical Health Product

Chiropractic care is a large and well-established health care profession, specializing in the treatment of back pain. Between 2004 and 2014, the chiropractic profession is expected to experience 22 percent growth.2 Due to its popularity and industry expansion, chiropractic care is also becoming an increasingly important part of health care benefit programs. OptumHealth Care Solutions is a recognized leader in the industry, providing access to clinically superior chiropractic networks. OptumHealth's programs and extensive national network of more than 22,000 Doctors of Chiropractic have been the right choice for health plans for over 20 years. Our experience and longevity in the marketplace allow us to work with our clients to craft unique solutions that support the strategic goals set by each client.

Member Benefits

Our primary interest is to help ensure that members receive high-quality, affordable treatment. We align network practitioners with best practices and evidence-based medicine. Our networks provide access to high-quality, affordable health care practitioners We actively engage our practitioners in a variety of ways, providing information along with peer-to-peer outreach for effective treatment We help ensure patients receive effective treatment by facilitating the adoption of current best clinical evidence at the practitioner level We have a national network of chiropractors that gives patients convenient access to the right providers We are highly respectful of the patient/practitioner relationship and leave the decision-making regarding specific treatment between patient and chiropractor

At OptumHealth, our mission is to optimize the health and well-being of individuals and organizations through integrated, measurable, personally relevant guidance, technology and services.

Product Sheet

"There is steadily increasing patient use of chiropractic in the United States, which has tripled in the past two decades." ­ Annals of Internal Medicine, Meeker and Haldeman (2002)

Client Benefits

Our programs can help significantly improve the quality of care. Our business model is appropriately aligned with the long-term interests of practitioners, consumers and the health care system. We offer customized administrative options to help simplify the health care experience We use our proprietary database of physical medicine patient outcomes to analyze clients' claims data and develop a realistic savings model We have experience with both full risk and administrative service only (ASO) relationships We can provide tailored metrics, reporting to our clients on a monthly and/or quarterly basis Our chiropractic Clinical Support Program can offer a greater than 4-to-1 return on investment for unmanaged networks

Quality Networks

OptumHealth actively engages our network practitioners through rigorous credentialing criteria and regular performance reviews. We offer customized administrative options to help simplify the health care experience. We provide quality national practitioner networks We consistently have low turnover in our practitioner networks Our practitioners must pass rigorous URAC-accredited credentialing criteria, consistent with national standards Our practitioner-based environment increases our service value by focusing on positively impacting patient care OptumHealth drives change through the use of clinical and performance metrics derived from our database of standardized health records, outcomes, claims, and satisfaction data for more than 500,000 patients per year Our tiered structure identifies practitioners who meet specific quality and affordability metrics

Contact Us Today

To learn more about OptumHealth's Chiropractic Network Management product, contact your OptumHealth Strategic Account Executive.

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Source: "PAIN MANAGEMENT; New study reports chiropractic care is cost-effective in treating chronic back pain Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week via" Dec 10, 2005.

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Source: "Which Alternative Treatments Work?" August 2005, Consumer Reports

OptumHealth Care Solutions is comprised of the following UnitedHealth Group companies: ACN Group, Optum, and United Resource Networks.

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