• By Jay Furst

Mayo Clinic, UnitedHealthcare agree to multi-year commercial and Medicare Advantage relationship

June 23, 2022
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Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealthcare have reached an agreement on a new, multi-year network relationship. The agreement ensures members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual health plans have continued access to quality care at Mayo Clinic’s national network of hospitals, clinics, physicians and other providers.

Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealthcare also have established a new relationship that will give members enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans in-network access to Mayo Clinic Rochester and Mayo Clinic Health System sites in the Midwest for the first time, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

"We look forward to building on the continued strong relationship between Mayo Clinic and UnitedHealthcare," said Lyell Jones, M.D., a Mayo Clinic neurologist and medical director for Contracting and Payer Relations. “Agreements between Mayo Clinic and leading insurers such as UnitedHealthcare help ensure access for patients who need serious and complex care."

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.5 million physicians and care professionals, and 7,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

"We’re grateful for the opportunity to begin providing our Medicare Advantage members network access to Mayo Clinic’s facilities and physicians,” said Craig Stillman, CEO, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement of the Upper Midwest. “We’re expanding and strengthening our longstanding relationship with Mayo Clinic, one of the most highly regarded medical institutions in the world."

Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit organization committed to innovation in clinical practice, education and research, and providing compassion, expertise and answers to everyone who needs healing. In 2021, Mayo Clinic cared for more than 1.4 million patients from every U.S. state and 139 countries.

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