New West Physicians Acquired by UnitedHealth Group

In June, Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, acquired New West Physicians, one of metro-Denver’s largest physician practices with 120 health-care providers.   Optum is the innovation arm of UnitedHealth Group and has been purchasing primary-care group practices around the country for the past six years.  It functions independently from UnitedHealth’s insurance company.

The acquisition will infuse New West with capital to upgrade health-information technology and to grow the organization.   The partnership represents the first transaction of its kind in Colorado  that encompasses such a large segment of the physician community.

Read more in the Denver Business Journal.


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