A federal judge last week said UnitedHealth Group can complete its planned acquisition of Change Healthcare Inc. The Dept. of Justice previously sued UnitedHealth in an attempt to block the deal, alleging that acquiring Change would give UnitedHealth’s OptumInsight an anticompetitive edge in health data analytics. The judge, however, said the deal could go forward so long as UnitedHealth completes its announced plans to sell Change Healthcare’s ClaimsXten division to private equity fund TPG Capital for $2.2 billion. With 46,614,669 members, UnitedHealth is the largest insurer in the U.S.
Source: AIS’s Directory of Health Plans