Walmart’s new employee health plan will rate Tampa Bay doctors

via Tampa Bay Times

Walmart’s pilot system uses doctors’ histories to determine whether they’ll be inside their network.

Some local doctors are about to face a new bit scrutiny in 2020: Are they Walmart approved?

The world’s biggest retailer is testing a hands-on pilot program in the Tampa Bay region that will compile doctors’ histories of care to determine which have the best results the most often. Physicians who meet Walmart’s standards will become the in-network doctors for their employees, the retailer told reporters during a Wednesday conference call.

Doctors who miss the mark won’t be covered by Walmart employee health insurance.

“We fundamentally want to have better health and better health care,” said Adam Stavisky, Walmart’s vice president of U.S. benefits. “That’s our main goal.”

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