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Optum provides information and technology-enabled health services. It is headquartered in Eden Prairie Minnesota and employs over 30,000 people. It is a special collection of people, capabilities, competencies, technologies, perspectives and partners sharing the same simple goal: making the health care system work better for everyone.
We don't use the word everyone lightly. Today, we work with physicians, hospitals, employers, insurers, government entities and individuals. Our reach extends across 140 countries. Our businesses are all focused on the delivery of integrated, intelligent solutions that work to truly modernize the health care system and improve overall individual and population health. More information at www.optum.com.
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Optum is the health services division of UnitedHealth Group, a fortune 500 company headquartered in Minnesota. UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. Information about the executive team and annual reports may be accessed at www.unitedhealthgroup.com. Behavioral health services are offered through a United Health Group subsidiary United Behavioral Health.
The information and content (collectively "Content") on this website (the "Site") is for your general educational information only. This Site does not knowingly post or publishes health content that either contains false or misleading claims or promotes ineffective or dangerous products. This site does not accept advertising or sponsorship. We do not have a financial or business relationship to any of the sites to which we link unless otherwise stated.
In compliance with the Optum Editorial Board and Content Management Policy we staff and maintain a content editorial board that meets semi-annually at a minimum. Content and links are managed via guidance from the Editorial Board and reviewed annually for currency, engagement, accessibility, appropriateness, and accuracy. The Editorial Board is chaired by the Vice President of Content Strategy and Cross Product Solutions. The LAWW Content Editor is a permanent board member. Other board members are Optum Specialty Networks behavioral health employees, selected by the chair for two-year terms from the following areas; Clinical Operations, Quality Improvement, Consumer Affairs, Account Management, and Product (Behavioral Health, Employee Assistance Program, Work Life). The current members of the Editorial Board are:
Vice President, Content Strategy & Cross Product Solutions
Content Editor, Liveandworkwell
4 years Behavioral Health Services and Masters of Library and Information Science
Ph.D., Vice President, Behavioral Strategy & Analytics
Director of Consumer and Family Affairs
30 years of Human Service Experience with 20 years in administrative positions
Vice President, Research and Evaluation
Vice President, Sls Optum Growth Payer/ Life Science
Clinical Quality Analyst, Optum Population Health Management
In compliance with the United Behavioral Health Care Advocacy Policy, all Optum clinical personnel who use their professional clinical credentials within the context of their job responsibilities, including those who are involved in the clinical review process, are to be currently licensed in their respective discipline, and/or are to possess a current certificate or registration from a professional credentialing board in the United States. Clinical personnel who conduct clinical reviews hold an active, unrestricted license and board certification as a psychiatrist or addictionologist, or an unrestricted license as a doctoral-level psychologist, and are appointed by the Regional Medical Director or a senior clinical vice president/director to conduct peer reviews. By May 31 of each year, the Corporate Quality Management Department conducts an annual audit of the credentials verification of clinical personnel for accuracy and completeness.
In compliance with the UnitedHealth Group conflict of interest policy employees may not engage in any activities, including outside employment, that conflict or appear to conflict with their responsibilities to and interest of UnitedHealth Group. This Policy sets forth UnitedHealth Group's requirement that employees avoid conflicts of interest and outlines the process and requirements for disclosing and addressing potential conflicts. This Policy is applicable to all authors as well.
Optum has received the following NCQA Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization Accreditations:
The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality everywhere. Since 1990, NCQA has assessed and reported on the quality of the nation's managed care plans. The information they provide is designed to help consumers and employers make more informed decisions about their health care. To learn more, visit their website here http://www.ncqa.org
Optum has received the following accreditations:
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