The acquisition would be the latest in a series of growth for Optum, which acquired Vivify Health in October 2019 and DaVita Medical Group shortly before.

The fallout from COVID-19 may be drawing more interest towards remote health services. Case in point, CNBC reported last week that UnitedHealth’s tech-enabled health services provider Optum was in talks to acquire virtual therapy platform AbleTo for close to $470 million.

The timing would make sense. Earlier this month, MedCityNews reported that AbleTo had seen 25% uptick in users as people seek help coping with stress related to COVID-19 without violating social distancing orders.

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