UnitedHealth buys DaVita’s physician practices for $4.9B

UNITEDHEALTH GROUP will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
UNITEDHEALTH GROUP will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
NEW YORK - UnitedHealth Group Inc. will buy DaVita Inc.’s physician network business for $4.9 billion, adding hundreds of medical clinics to the biggest U.S. health insurer’s growing business of providing direct medical care. The all-cash takeover will bulk up UnitedHealth’s front-line business called OptumCare, allowing it to take more control over how its insurance…
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