Walmart’s Local Pilot of a Physician Network Based on Quality

Walmart has launched a pilot benefits program that selects physicians based on quality, the Dallas Morning News reports. The Walmart network will be built from physicians accepting new patients who meet quality standards in┬áprimary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics and pulmonology. The network by Walmart is one of many moves across the country to shift healthcare spending to physicians who avoid unnecessary surgeries, follow evidence-based care pathways, and cut overall spending and waste, which is especially prevalent in musculoskeletal procedures, which are also some of the most expensive. City governments and private companies alike are incentivizing their employees… Full Story