The District of Columbia (District) has chosen UnitedHealthcare to manage its District Dual Choice program. The term of the contract is February 1, 2022, until December 31, 2022, which may extend the region up to four additional one-year periods. UnitedHealthcare will initially serve approximately 12,300 District Dual Choice enrollees.

UnitedHealthcare will continue to work closely with the Department of Health Care Finance, which operates the District of Columbia District Dual Choice program as part of its Medicaid program, to improve the overall health and well-being of enrollees through a value-based program, integrated care model.

“We are committed to partnering with the Department of Health Care Finance to continue building a robust dual-choice program in the region that provides individualized care to meet the health and wellness needs of enrollees,” said Erin Henderson Moore, executive director of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Washington. , DC “We are proud to serve the healthcare needs of our registrars in the region through innovative programs and community investments that reduce health disparities.”

District Dual Choice is designed to create a coordinated, integrated health care delivery system for eligible individuals who are enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. District Dual Choice includes all services covered by Medicare and Medicaid, including long-term services, supports, and some behavioral health services. Approximately 39,000 people in the area will be eligible to voluntarily enroll in the Dual Special Needs Scheme.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 500,000 members of Medicare, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored health plans in the District of Columbia, has contracts with more than 6,000 providers and nine hospitals, and employs a diverse workforce of more than 700 people from diverse backgrounds and experiences in the District. Since 2018, UnitedHealth Group has invested more than $4 million to support community organizations in the region to expand access to care, advance health equity, and address the social determinants of health for underserved communities.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the healthcare experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and maintaining trusting relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers a full suite of health benefit programs to individuals, employers, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.3 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and provides care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the subsidiaries of the UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: OH), a diversified healthcare company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow UHC on Twitter.

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