BENTONVILLE, Ark., And MINNETONKA, Minnesota, September 7, 2022 – Today, Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) announced the beginning of an initial 10-year, wide-ranging partnership, bringing together the collective expertise of both companies to serve millions of people with services quality and affordable healthcare that improve healthcare outcomes and patient experience.
The collaboration will begin in 2023 with 15 Walmart Health locations in Florida and Georgia and will expand to new geographies over time, ultimately serving hundreds of thousands of seniors and Medicare beneficiaries in value-based arrangements across multiple Medicare Advantage plans.
Optum, a UnitedHealth group company, will enable Walmart Health physicians through analysis tools and decision support to provide value-based comprehensive care that can help achieve positive health outcomes for seniors and Medicare beneficiaries. These capabilities will enhance the care already provided at Walmart Health centers, which provide quality and affordable care through a collaborative team-based delivery model, and help accelerate the transition to value-based care by enabling clinicians to focus on patient results.
“We are on a journey to transform healthcare by connecting more people to the right care at the right time, at a sensible cost,” said Doug McMillon, CEO of Walmart. “This collaboration puts the patient at the center of healthcare, leveraging the strength and complementary skills of our two companies to accelerate access to quality care.”
“UnitedHealth Group and Walmart share a deep commitment to high-quality and affordable primary care services that address all of a patient’s health needs in ways that are convenient for them and improve health outcomes,” said Andrew Witty, chief executive officer, UnitedHealth Group.
Starting January 2023, the collaboration will include a co-branded Medicare Advantage plan in Georgia, UnitedHealthcare® Medicare Advantage Walmart Flex (HMO-POS) *. Also in January 2023, Walmart Health Virtual Care will be online for commercial members in UnitedHealthcare’s PPO Choice Plus plan, giving consumers another option to access care when and where they want.
Ultimately, the collaboration aims to serve even more people, including those with commercial plans and Medicaid, by providing access to fresh food and enhancing current initiatives to address the social determinants of health, over-the-counter and prescription drugs, and dental services. and ophthalmologists.
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Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better anytime, anywhere, in retail stores, online and via their mobile devices. Each week, around 230 million customers and members visit more than 10,500 stores and numerous eCommerce sites with 46 banners in 24 countries. With fiscal 2022 revenue of $ 573 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million people worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunities. More information on Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmart.comon Facebook at facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at witter.com/walmart.
Walmart Health Information
Walmart Health is committed to making quality healthcare more affordable, accessible and affordable for the communities we serve. First launched in 2019, Walmart Health offers primary and urgent care, labs, radiology and diagnostics, behavioral health, dental, optometry, and hearing services in a single facility located next to a Walmart Supercenter. Walmart Health offers omnichannel access to care seven days a week at convenient times through in-person centers and Walmart Health Virtual Care. Walmart Health has 27 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois. More information can be found by visiting walmarthealth.com.
About UnitedHealth Group
UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) is a health care and wellness company with a mission to help people live healthier lives and help make the health system work better for all through two distinct and complementary activities. Optum provides technology and data-aided support, giving people, partners and suppliers the guidance and tools they need to achieve better health. UnitedHealthcare offers a full range of health benefits, enabling affordable coverage, simplifying the healthcare experience and providing access to high quality care. Visit UnitedHealth Group a www.unitedhealthgroup.com and follow @UnitedHealthGrp on Twitter.