Fierce Healthcare March 24, 2023
Oak Street Health and Interwell Health say the approach of offering end-stage kidney disease patients coordinated care from a primary care team and nephrologists all in one place aims to reduce hospitalizations, increase kidney transplantations and improve outcomes to lower the total cost of care. (Grigorenko/GettyImages)
Oak Street Health is extending its reach into dialysis care through a new joint venture with kidney care management company Interwell Health.
The new venture, called OakWell, will offer primary care to end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients directly in the dialysis center.
Oak Street Health is a Medicare-focused primary care provider that operates 170 centers across 21 states and could soon be under the umbrella of CVS Health. The pharmacy retail...