UnitedHealth Premium® Program
We can help you find quality care.
Most of us are pretty good at spotting quality in the things we buy: Cars need good gas mileage. Houses need roofs that don’t leak. Clothing needs to be well-made.
But when it comes to health care, it may be less clear what quality means or how to go about finding it. To help our members make informed choices about their health care, the UnitedHealth Premium program recognizes doctors who meet quality and cost-efficiency guidelines. You can find Premium doctors on myuhc.com®.
What is quality care?
The UnitedHealth Premium program uses criteria from national organizations that identify evidence-based standards for treating medical conditions across 21 specialties.
Quality, cost-efficient care is a long-term solution.
UnitedHealthcare believes that by supporting and promoting doctors who follow national medical guidelines, as well as engaging consumers in the health care decision-making process, quality of care will improve and costs will decrease over the long term.
Why cost-efficient care is important, too.
Variations in care are part of the reason health care costs continue to rise. Health care systems can sometimes fail to provide things such as immunizations, diabetes glucose monitoring and the right medication for heart patients. All of these things may help reduce complications or even save lives, as well as prevent or reduce future medical costs.
Keeping health care costs low is in everyone’s best interest, especially for consumers who are paying more and more of the cost of their health care.
What is quality care?The UnitedHealth Premium program uses criteria from national organizations that identify evidence-based standards for treating medical conditions across 21 specialties.
UnitedHealth Premium doctors:
- Follow evidence-based guidelines for care
- Are more likely to be aware of the latest research and clinical trials
- May have lower surgery repeat rates
Quality guidelines are based on standards from organizations such as:
- American College of Cardiology
- Ambulatory Care Quality Alliance
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (a division of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)