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UnitedHealth will tie doctors' payments to quality of care

Bloomberg / BusinessWeek, February 10, 2012

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the largest U.S. health insurer by sales, will pay doctors based on the quality of their care in a cost-cutting effort that also benefits the company's consulting business. UnitedHealth expects to save twice as much as it would spend on incentive payments for doctors because patients will be healthier, according to company documents