Chigamulo cha khothi pa UnitedHealth Group, kusintha njira yazaumoyo yosasunthika pazochitika zamagulu a LHC

Chigamulo chaposachedwa cha khothi la federal chomwe chinatsegula njira yogulira bungwe la UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: NYSE) lomwe likubwera la Change Healthcare (NASDAQ: CHNG) ndi chizindikiro chabwino cha inshuwalansi yomwe ikudikira kupeza LHC Group (NASDAQ: LHCG).

Unduna wa Zachilungamo ku United States udayesetsa kuletsa mgwirizano wosintha zaumoyo wa $ 13 biliyoni pazifukwa zosagwirizana, ponena kuti mgwirizanowu upatsa UnitedHealth Gulu mwayi wodziwa zambiri za omwe amalipira nawo.

Attorney General Merrick B. “Inshuwaransi yazaumoyo iyenera kupezeka kwa anthu onse aku America,” adatero Garland m’mawu ake pomwe Dipatimenti Yachilungamo idapereka mlanduwu mu February. “Ngati kampani yayikulu ya inshuwaransi yazaumoyo ku America ikuloledwa kukhala ndi mpikisano waukulu paukadaulo wokhudzana ndi chithandizo chamankhwala, izi zidzasokoneza mpikisano wa inshuwaransi yazaumoyo ndikuletsa luso m’misika ya inshuwaransi yazaumoyo.”

Kusinthaku kuphatikizira kampani yaukadaulo ya Nashville, Tennessee yozikidwa paukadaulo ndi data ndi kampani ya UnitedHealth Group ya Optum.

Gulu la UnitedHealth lidawonetsa m’manyuzipepala kuti likukhulupirira kuti kuphatikizikako kudzawongolera njira zachipatala, zoyang’anira ndi zolipira kwa opereka chithandizo chamankhwala ndi olipira, zomwe zimapangitsa kupulumutsa ndalama komanso kuchuluka kwachangu.

Kampaniyo idati mlandu wa dipatimenti ya Zachilungamo ndi “wopanda maziko,” malinga ndi zomwe kampaniyo idanena, ndikuti chigamulochi chidzachedwetsa kusintha kwadongosolo kwa omwe adzapindule.

Pambuyo pa chigamulo cha khothi, Wothandizira Attorney General Jonathan Kanter adanena m’mawu ake kuti Dipatimenti Yachilungamo “imatsutsana mwaulemu” ndi chigamulochi ndipo idzayesa njira zotsatirazi, ndikuwonjezera mwayi wochita apilo.

Woweruza Carl G. Nichols adalamulanso wa inshuwaransi kuti apitirize ndi ndondomeko yake yochotsera malipiro kuchokera kwa ogwirizanitsa malipiro a ClaimsXten kupita ku kampani yachinsinsi ya TPG Capital pamtengo wa $ 2.2 biliyoni.

Zochita za Dipatimenti Yachilungamo zidadzutsa mafunso okhudzana ndi zopinga zomwe zingachitike kapena kuchedwa kwa Optum yomwe ikubwera ya $ 5.5 biliyoni yogula LHC Group. Bungwe la Federal Trade Commission lidapemphanso zambiri kuchokera kumakampani pomwe amawunikiranso mgwirizano.

Oyang’anira mafakitale awona kuti kusintha kwaumoyo kungapangitse kuyenda kwa gulu la LHC kukhala kosavuta.

“Lingaliro la woweruza pamilandu yosintha zaumoyo likhoza kukhudza Unduna wa Zachilungamo kuti uganizire zowongolera, ngakhale pang’ono, mwaukali komanso wachangu womwe wachita, pansi pa utsogoleri wa Biden, pakuphatikizana kwaumoyo ndi kupeza,” adatero. Scott Fidel, wofufuza za Stevens, wotchulidwa muzolemba. “Chotsatira chake, mu malonda apafupi, tikuyembekeza kuwona kuwonjezereka kwa kufalikira kwa ntchito yomwe ilipo pa UnitedHealth Group poyembekezera kupeza LHC Group, monga zotsatira zachindunji za chigamulo cha Woweruza Nicholl kulola kuti kusintha kwa Healthcare kugulidwe kupitirire.”

Optum adalengeza mgwirizano wa gulu la LHC mu Epulo. Mgwirizano wogula ukunena kuti UnitedHealth Group ipeza katundu wamba wa LHC $170 pagawo lililonse. Makampani akuyembekeza kuti mgwirizanowu utha kumapeto kwa chaka.

Bungwe la oyang’anira ndi oyang’anira a LHC Gulu adayamba kukambirana za zomwe zingagulitsidwe kuyambira mu Novembala 2021. Zokambirana zidaphatikizapo anthu angapo ogula, kuphatikiza UnitedHealth Group. Posakhalitsa, kampaniyo inagwirizana ndi mabanki a ndalama za SVB Securities ndi Jeffries kuti akhazikitse maziko a mgwirizano, malinga ndi lipoti la May ndi US Securities and Exchange Commission.

Kupezako ndi gawo limodzi mwa njira zazikulu zamakampani a inshuwaransi zokulitsa bizinesi yosamalira kunyumba.

“Timakhulupiriradi kuti kulimbikitsa ndi kumanga chithandizo chamankhwala kunyumba kudzakhala chinthu chofunikira kwambiri,” Andrew Witty, mkulu wa bungwe la UnitedHealth Group, adatero poyitanitsa malipiro a kotala lachiwiri. “Ndipo momwe zingagwirizanitsidwe ndi mbali zina za chisamaliro, mwachitsanzo, ofesi ya dokotala, chipatala chapafupi ndi zina zonse, ndizofunika kwambiri pa chitukuko cha Optum Health.”

Makampani awiriwa mpaka pano sakhala chete ponena za tsogolo la bungwe la hospice la LHC.

Malingaliro a kampani Humana, Inc. Kupikisana ndi (NYSE: HUM) yomwe idapeza posachedwa ya Kindred at Home Home Health, kampaniyo idafulumira kulengeza kuti ikhala ndi katundu wanyumba ndikuthetsa bizinesi yosamalira okalamba. ndi kugulitsa.

Pambuyo pake Humana adagulitsa 60% ya katundu wosamalira odwala ku kampani yachinsinsi ya Clayton, Dobellier & Rice, ndikusunga 40% ya ochepa.

Zikuwonekerabe ngati Optum itsatiranso bizinesi yake yatsopano yosamalira odwala. Ndi mgwirizano womwe ukuyembekezerabe, palibe kampani yomwe ili ndi ufulu wokambirana zomwe zingachitike pambuyo potseka.

“Kuphatikiza LHC m’gulu lonse la Optum ndikofunikira kwambiri kwa ife, ndipo tadzipereka kwambiri pakuchita izi,” adatero Whitty poyitanitsa zopeza. “Tikukhulupirira kuti kudzakhaladi kusintha kwakukulu kwa chisamaliro chomwe chingaperekedwe. Tikukhulupirira kuti chingathandizedi kupititsa patsogolo ntchito zoperekedwa malinga ndi kufunika kwa odwala.”

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