Walmart Health Signs Care Coordination Agreements

Nov 30, 2023 at 07:50 am by Matt

Walmart Health signs care coordination agreements. The healthcare division of the retail giant, recently engaged in coordinated care agreements with prominent healthcare entities in Florida, namely Ambetter from Sunshine Health and Orlando Health. These agreements are geared towards improving the accessibility and coordination of healthcare services for residents in Florida.

Operating seven days a week, Walmart’s health centers offer a diverse array of services, including labs, primary care, x-rays, EKG, dental, behavioral health, and select specialty services, complemented by telehealth options. In collaboration with Ambetter Health, members of the Ambetter Value Plan in specified Florida counties now have the advantage of accessing care coordination and referral management services at Walmart Centers as preferred providers.

Walmart Health And Ambetter Health

Ambetter Health, a notable participant in the health insurance marketplace, represents a program facilitated by Centene Corporation, a managed-care enterprise. This strategic collaboration with Walmart Health marks the retail giant's foray into patient care coordination agreements with established healthcare systems.

Walmart And Orlando Health

In a groundbreaking development, Walmart and Orlando Health are joining forces to optimize care coordination services for Orlando residents. The primary objective of this collaboration is to enhance the overall patient experience by ensuring seamless transitions of care and fostering effective communication between Walmart Centers and Orlando Health providers.

Cary D’Ortona, Senior Vice President at Orlando Health and President of Orlando Health Medical Group, expressed enthusiasm about this collaboration, asserting, "Through collaboration with Walmart Health and a focus on care coordination within our shared patient populations, we anticipate being better positioned to swiftly identify patient needs and collectively improve outcomes in the Orlando area."

Rapid Expansion

Since its establishment in 2019, Walmart Health has experienced rapid expansion, currently operating 23 health centers in Florida alone. The company has ambitious plans to exceed 75 health centers nationwide by the close of 2024. In a strategic move last year, Walmart acquired the telehealth company MeMD, subsequently rebranding it as Virtual Care. Furthermore, Walmart's decade-long partnership with UnitedHealthcare underscores its dedication to delivering enhanced healthcare solutions, including analytics and decision support tools, to seniors and Medicare beneficiaries within Medicare Advantage plans in Florida and Georgia. The collaborative initiatives of Walmart are evidently shaping a comprehensive and accessible healthcare landscape for diverse communities throughout the United States.

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