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Lifespark Weighs In: UnitedHealth’s Optum Makes Home Care Bid with LHC Group Deal

  • Mar 29, 2022
  • Meaghan Puglisi
  • 1-min Read

In Modern Healthcare’s coverage of UnitedHealth’s Optum deal with LHC, Lifespark CEO Joel Theisen shares his perspective. The LHC Group transaction is the “latest piece in UnitedHealth’s quest to become a ‘payvider,'” Joel Theisen, CEO and founder of home health provider Lifespark, wrote in an email. “The big insurers are putting their companies in much stronger positions because they have the insurance revenue side of the equation and now they want to redesign the delivery or cost system,” he wrote. “The challenge for these big companies is whether they can really integrate insurance and health services around the client. It’s fair to question whether they are doing this as a financial play or because they really want to improve the consumer experience.”

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