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UnitedHealthcare, MD Anderson deal may spur more bundled payments in cancer
Modern Healthcare

Two major players in the private sector have launched a fixed-payment structure for cancer care that could serve as a harbinger of more such arrangements as the appetite for such payment reforms continues to grow across the industry. UnitedHealthcare, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston agreed to a three-year deal in which the insurer will pay MD Anderson a fixed rate for the care of up to 150 patients with certain types of head and neck cancer.