In an effort to provide high-quality, affordable health services to consumers throughout the United States, Walmart Inc. is entering into a wide-ranging 10-year partnership with UnitedHealth Group. Beginning in January, the two companies will roll out a co-branded Medicare Advantage plan in Georgia, and also offer Walmart Health Virtual Care as an in-network option for commercial members in UnitedHealthcare’s Choice Plus PPO plan.
Additionally, UnitedHealth Group’s Optum will provide Walmart Health clinicians with analytics and decision support tools to deliver comprehensive value-based care. These capabilities will enhance the care available at Walmart Health centers, and help accelerate the transition to value-based care by enabling clinicians to focus on patient outcomes.
“UnitedHealth Group and Walmart share a deep commitment to high-quality and affordable primary care-led services that address all of a patient’s health needs in ways that are convenient for them and improve health outcomes,” said Andrew Witty, CEO of Minnetonka, Minn.-based UnitedHealth Group.Progressive Grocer