Boston Business Journal quotes David Williams on possible Optum Atrius Health deal

The Boston Business Journal quoted David Williams about Optum’s rumored interest in purchasing Atrius Health. (Atrius Health, state’s largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks)

“As a physician-led organization, Atrius can make a strong impact on healthcare quality and cost,” said David Williams, president of the Health Business Group, a Boston-based consulting firm. “But they need a strong balance sheet to play against (the state’s largest hospital groups) Mass General Brigham and BI Lahey. With backing from Optum, Atrius will be able to be a strong force in Eastern Massachusetts and have the ability to enter into meaningful, value-based contracts with private insurers, Medicare and Medicaid.”

January 13, 2021