Retail large Walmart’s healthcare arm, Walmart Health, introduced that it has signed coordinated care agreements with Florida well being insurer Ambetter from Sunshine Well being and Orlando Well being, a Florida-based community of neighborhood and specialty hospitals.
Walmart Well being facilities provide labs, main care, x-rays and EKG, dental, behavioral well being and choose specialty companies seven days every week with telehealth choices out there.
By means of its settlement with Ambetter Well being, Floridian members of the Ambetter Worth Plan in Orange, Duval, Clay, Hillsborough, Osceola, Seminole and Pasco counties can acquire care coordination and referral administration companies by way of Walmart Well being Facilities as a most well-liked supplier.
Ambetter Well being has lengthy been out there on the medical insurance market. It’s a important healthcare program supplied by managed-care enterprise Centene Corporation.
Walmart and well being system Orlando Health will work intently to supply Orlando residents and their suppliers care coordination companies, streamlining the affected person expertise relating to transitions of care and enhancing communication between Walmart Well being facilities and Orlando Well being suppliers.
The deal marks the primary affected person care coordination settlement with a healthcare system for Walmart.
“By collaborating with Walmart Well being and specializing in care coordination within the shared affected person populations, we’ll be higher positioned to extra shortly establish affected person wants and enhance outcomes collectively within the Orlando space,” Cary D’Ortona, senior vp at Orlando Well being and president of Orlando Well being Medical Group, stated in a press release.
THE LARGER TREND
Walmart Health launched in 2019 and opened well being heart areas in states throughout the U.S. Walmart has 23 well being facilities throughout Florida and expects to have over 75 facilities nationwide by the tip of 2024.
In 2021, Walmart announced its acquisition of telehealth company MeMD, which provides main care, digital pressing care and behavioral well being companies. The telehealth supplier modified its identify to Walmart Health Virtual Care in 2022 as a part of its transition into Walmart Well being.
Final 12 months, Walmart introduced a 10-year partnership with UnitedHealthcare, which might see Optum, a UnitedHealth Group enterprise, ship 15 Walmart healthcare areas in Florida and Georgia analytics and determination assist instruments to enhance value-based take care of seniors and Medicare beneficiaries inside Medicare Benefit plans.