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Retired Army Col. John Magrane Joins OptumServe as Sales, Gov’t Solutions VP

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John Magrane, who has more than more decades of federal market and military experience, has been named vice president of sales and government solutions within Optum’s federal health business, FedHealthIT reported Friday.  He will oversee OptumServe’s work with the Defense Health Agency and Department of Veterans Affairs in his capacity.

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Former Leidos Exec Wilson Ariza Named OptumServe Veteran & Military Health Business VP

Wilson Ariza, former vice president of health information management at Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), has been appointed VP of the veteran and military health business at OptumServe, G2Xchange Health reported Thursday. He brings healthcare program management experience in the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to his new role at OptumServe. …

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Optum Public Sector Unit to Manage VA Community Care Network in 3 Regions

TYSONS CORNER, VA, January 3, 2018 — An Optum business unit will oversee healthcare service provider networks for the Department of Veterans Affairs across three U.S. regions covering 36 states, Washington, D.C., as well as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands under separate contracts, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday. The VA said Friday Optum …

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Karoom Brown Joins Optum’s Federal Health Unit as Chief Strategy, Products & Growth Officer

Karoom Brown, a more than 17-year government and commercial health care market veteran, has been named chief global strategy, products and growth officer at Optum’s federal health services unit, GovCon Wire has learned. He will lead OptumServe‘s efforts to identify new business opportunities and expand technology offerings in the federal sector. Brown previously …

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OptumRx, Catamaran Complete Merger; Mark Thierer Comments

Optum has closed the merger of its pharmacy care services business OptumRx with Catamaran Corp. as part of efforts to expand the delivery of personalized pharmacy care to at least 65 million patients. Optum said Thursday it acquired all shares of Catamaran at $61.50 per share in a cash transaction. The combined companies will operate …

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Larry Renfro: Optum Makes Healthcare Market Push Through Alere Health Purchase

Optum has agreed to acquire Alere‘s health management services business for $600 million cash in a bid to help government agencies, insurers and employers address public health problems. Alere Health offers medical condition management, wellness and home-based obstetrical services to more than 22 million customers across the U.S., Optum said …

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