Atrius Health, state’s largest independent physician group, is in acquisition talks – Boston Business Journal

Written by Jessica Bartlett

One of the nation’s largest physician groups is in the works to acquire the state’s largest independent doctor group, a decision that would further cement the national group’s presence in Massachusetts.

Optum, the for-profit health provider arm of UnitedHealth Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Atrius Health, a nonprofit that counts 715 physicians across 30 locations in Massachusetts, sources tell the Boston Business Journal.

Spokespeople from Atrius and Optum did not respond to requests for comment.

The deal would further strengthen Optum’s foothold in the state, four years after the provider group acquired Worcester based Reliant Medical Group in 2017. The move would also add hundreds more physicians to the 50,000 Optum employed as of 2019.

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