Steward Buy Could Add 3,000 Doctors to Optum’s Physician Network, Regulator Says

UnitedHealth would add almost 3,000 doctors to its Optum medical network if the healthcare juggernaut’s proposed acquisition of Steward Health Care’s physician group goes through, according to a Massachusetts regulator. Optum already employs or is affiliated with 90,000 physicians — 10% of all U.S. doctors. In the state of Massachusetts, the UnitedHealth subsidiary contracts with 975 physicians through its affiliations with Atrius Health, Reliant Medical Group and MedExpress, said Kate Walsh, secretary for the Massachussetts Health Policy Commission (HPC), during a Thursday board meeting of the HPC.

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