CNBC March 14, 2019
Christina Farr

  • Walmart shared a case-study this week on its efforts to improve health care for its employees. 
  • It described how a patient got an all expenses paid trip to Geisinger Medical Center in Pennsylvania with his wife to get a second opinion on whether he needed spine surgery. 
  • The employee, in fact, had Parkinson’s Disease. That saved Walmart $30,000 by averting the procedure. 
“Bill,” an employee at Walmart, had been suffering from mild neck pain and a tremor in his hands. A local surgeon recommended spine surgery as the next course of action.

Walmart decided to send him...

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