New Summaries" 08.26.18

Submitted by Rob Wyse on Sun, 08/26/2018 - 18:55
Walmare + Anthem partner

Fortune: Walmart and Anthem partner to reach Medicare Advantage patients: Walmart and Anthem announce a new program with the belief that they can make healthcare more accessible and affordable. “We believe that programs like this can make a tremendous difference for healthcare consumers who often live on a fixed income or are managing chronic medical conditions,” says Anthem EVP.

Forbes: Walmart moves to secure seniors in Medicare Advantage plans: Walmart’s new program with Anthem, a popular health plan for seniors, moves the retailer into a space not yet dominated by Amazon. In 2019, Anthem MA plan members will be able to use OTC plan allowances to buy OTC medications and personal healthcare items from Walmart, which operates over 4,700 stores nationwide, and Walmart’s site.

Becker’s Hospital Review: CMS announces some Next Gen ACO reimbursements: Starting in January, certain care management home visits will be reimbursed by Medicare. Next Gen participants and some providers will receive payment from Medicare for up to two management home visits within 90 days of the visit.