Accelerating value-based care
Collaboration with Walmart
Through our collaboration with Walmart, clinicians at Walmart Health centers will have access to Optum’s analytics and decision support tools to help them deliver comprehensive value-based care to Medicare beneficiaries. Additionally, going forward we will address social determinants of health by improving access to benefits such as healthy food, medications, dental and vision services.
Ultimately this collaboration will serve hundreds of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in value-based arrangements through multiple Medicare Advantage plans.
Value-based care at home
Thousands of Optum clinicians are bridging the home and clinic, bringing together nurse practitioners, social workers, pharmacists and other experts to coordinate care for the growing number of patients who require more individualized care. Many have disabilities, struggle with mental health issues, lack transportation and live in remote areas. On average, these patients are managing nine chronic conditions and multiple medications.
Optum care teams serve as an extension of the patient’s primary care physician, building relationships and earning trust during in-home visits. This integrated approach leads to better outcomes, including a 12% reduction in hospitalizations.
See our Sustainability Report to learn more about our initiatives to accelerate the transition to value-based, comprehensive care.