Hospital systems will be in a precarious position if they all aim for the same North Star. What might their evolution look like in coming years?
CVS, Aetna, and UnitedHealthcare are just a few leading names that may forever change healthcare delivery. Should traditional health systems cling to the status quo or go with the flow?
With their strategic control of data and money flow, payers have an opportunity to be the connective tissue for the new healthcare ecosystem.
With their existing customer base, brand loyalty, physical footprint, and health resources, retailers will play a significant role in offering consumers alternative sites of care.
A new Oliver Wyman survey shows how a significant portion of current healthcare spend is now poised to flow to alternative sites of care and what this means for all industry segments, from retailers to providers and payers.
In the world of healthcare, the Medicaid segment is one that plans and providers alike struggle with serving well. The financial constraints, language barriers, transient housing, and varying needs make this a difficult population to focus on.
A healthcare model is emerging where ‘new front doors’ are available for unique population and consumer segments.
Earlier this week, on the same day, Gap announced it was closing 175 or 25% of its retail stores, while CVS Health proclaimed it was purchasing Target’s pharmacy and clinic business for $1.9 billion as part of an aggressive expansion push.
Traditionally, visits to retail clinics were almost an entirely out-of-pocket expense. Now, as Forbes reports, retailers like CVS, Walgreens, and Wal-Mart are finding that the majority of their clinics’ visits are covered by insurance. Oliver Wyman’s Howard Lapsley puts this milestone into perspective.
Earlier this month, UnitedHealthcare's Wisconsin subsidiary announced a new program with Roundy's, a regional grocery store chain. The program, titled Healthy Savings, provides different discounts every week on a variety of healthier foods. Oliver Wyman Principal Graegar Smith, who works at the intersection of healthcare and retail, offers his take on how to optimize these promising new partnerships.