SAN MATEO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A California federal jury on Friday, April 3, 2015 awarded Cave Consulting Group, Inc. more than $12 million after determining that UnitedHealth Group’s subsidiary OptumInsight infringed Cave Consulting Group’s patent for measuring physician efficiency. The jury also rejected OptumInsight’s counterclaim that Cave Consulting Group infringed OptumInsight’s patent for processing medical claims data. Cave Consulting Group’s U.S. Patent No. 7,739,126 (the “‘126 patent”) protects its advanced approach to analyzing physician efficiency, which enables health plans, physician groups and others to obtain accurate and reliable physician efficiency scores—increasingly vital statistical measures used to combat rising healthcare costs. CCGroup’s patented physician efficiency method is considered the de facto standard for determining physician efficiency in the healthcare industry today.
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