Catalyst Health Network & UnitedHealthcare’s Accountable Care Organization Making Positive Impact on Patients’ Health
Catalyst Health Network (Catalyst) and UnitedHealthcare’s accountable care organization (ACO) was established in 2015 for people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare employer-sponsored and individual health plans, and has grown to include more than 450 primary care providers across North Texas. The ACO is providing that more people in the Dallas metroplex gain access to high-quality care at lower cost. Catalyst, a network of independent primary care physicians who have come together to provide coordinated, high quality care to patients, is now exceeding national standards for screenings of important preventive services and treatment of specific illnesses i.e. Breast cancer, cervical cancer and colorectal cancer, which rank among the Top 10 leading causes of cancer death in the United States, but can be prevented if detected early. UnitedHealthcare commits to sharing vital data with Catalyst to inform doctors of patients’ underlying medical conditions, past treatments, gaps in care, medications prescribed and future care needs.
Christopher Crow, M.D., president of Catalyst Health Network stated, “Our relationship with UnitedHealthcare is making a positive impact on our patients’ health and the care they receive from our physicians. We are extremely proud of the engagement from our providers and practices. It is great to live up to our purpose and put dollars back into the communities we serve. We appreciate the opportunity to work with UnitedHealthcare to provide highly coordinated and quality health care.”