Can free advice on care lower health costs?
Optum Health is banking on the theory that helping consumers make wiser choices on medical procedures will save money. The Minnesota-based company has found through its free advice service that patients generally choose the highest-quality center when given a choice and guided by experts. But program critics question whether patients should trust insurers for medical advice.
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