3 health systems tapping Optum for RCM

Becker's reported on three health systems that have opted to outsource revenue cycle management functions to Optum in 2023: 

1. Optum said Oct. 4 it was hiring more than 800 employees from Waukesha, Wis.-based ProHealth Care and will begin managing the health system's revenue cycle management, information technology, informatics, analytics and inpatient care management.

2. Owensboro (Ky.) Health selected Optum Jan. 10 to manage its revenue cycle operations and IT services. Optum hired 575 employees from the health system. 

3. Maine-based Northern Light Health tapped Optum Jan. 5 to manage its revenue cycle management, information systems, inpatient care management, analytics, project management office and supply chain functions. In March, 1,400 of the system's employees became employed by Optum.

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