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UnitedHealth Group To Roll Out Coronavirus Test To 46,000 Doctors

March 26, 2020 / Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor

UnitedHealth Group will roll out a patient-administered test for the Coronavirus strain COVID-19 to 46,000 of its OptumCare physicians.

The nation’s largest health insurer, which owns the giant Optum health services company, has under its umbrella 46,000 OptumCare physicians who can provide a patient-administered test process UnitedHealth executives say is as effective as the current clinician-administered test process.

“We expect them, and many others, to begin to adopt this new testing process,” a UnitedHealth spokesman said Thursday morning of the 46,000 OptumCare doctors.

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