Becker's Healthcare April 30, 2024
Jakob Emerson

A co-branded Medicare Advantage plan offered by UnitedHealthcare and Walmart will come to an end amid the retailer’s decision to close ​​its health centers and end virtual care services, Becker’s confirmed April 30.

“Value-based care remains a priority for us to achieve our mission and to improve affordability and outcomes for consumers,” a UnitedHealth Group spokesperson said. “We value Walmart as a partner and are exploring new ways to collaborate. Together, we are committed to ensuring a smooth transition for patients.”

Walmart said April 30 it will close its 51 health centers across five states due to the “challenging reimbursement environment” and rising operating costs, which have resulted in a lack of profitability.

A planned 10-year collaboration between UnitedHealth and...

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