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Walmart amawona kukhalapo kwakukulu pazachipatala kudzera mu mgwirizano wa UnitedHealth

Walmart ikufuna kulimbitsa udindo wake ngati malo operekera chithandizo chamankhwala kudzera mu mgwirizano wanthawi yayitali ndi inshuwaransi yazaumoyo ndi ntchito zazikulu za UnitedHealth Group.

Pansi pa mgwirizano wazaka 10, womwe udalengezedwa dzulo, Walmart ndi Minnesota-based Walmart ndi Minnesota Corporation akukonzekera kupereka chithandizo chamankhwala chotsika mtengo chomwe chimapangidwira kukonza zotsatira za chisamaliro ndi chidziwitso cha odwala. Chigawo cha Optum ku UnitedHealth chidzapatsa azachipatala a Walmart Health ndi ma analytics ndi zida zothandizira zisankho kuti apereke chisamaliro chofunikira kwa okalamba ndi olandira Medicare.

Walmart adanena kuti mautumiki a UnitedHealth adzamanga pa chisamaliro chomwe chaperekedwa kale ku Walmart Health Centers, yomwe imagwiritsa ntchito njira yolumikizirana, yogwirizana ndi gulu pogwira ntchito ndi akatswiri azachipatala am’deralo kuti apereke chithandizo chamankhwala chofunikira komanso chithandizo chamankhwala. The Bentonville, Ark, wogulitsa anawonjezera kuti mgwirizanowu udzayambitsanso kusintha kwa chisamaliro chamtengo wapatali, kumene madokotala amaganizira za zitsanzo za chisamaliro zomwe zimapereka zotsatira zabwino za odwala.

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Walmart Health Centers, omwe ali ndi 24 m’maboma anayi, akufuna kukulitsa mwayi wopeza chithandizo chamankhwala chotsika mtengo.

“Tili paulendo wosintha chisamaliro chaumoyo, kulumikiza anthu ambiri ku chisamaliro choyenera pa nthawi yoyenera – pamtengo wotsika mtengo,” Purezidenti wa Walmart ndi CEO Doug McMillon adatero m’mawu ake. “Kugwirizana kumeneku kumapangitsa wodwalayo kukhala pakati pa chithandizo chamankhwala pogwiritsa ntchito mphamvu zowonjezera ndi luso la makampani athu awiri kuti afulumizitse kupeza chithandizo chamankhwala.”

Mapulani amayitanitsa kukhazikitsidwa kwa mautumiki omwe amagawana nawo chaka chamawa ku zipatala za 15 Walmart ku Florida ndi Georgia, ndipo kenako kufalikira kumisika yatsopano. Walmart adati mgwirizanowu udzathandiza mazana masauzande a okalamba ndi opindula ndi Medicare pamakonzedwe amtengo wapatali pamapulani angapo a Medicare Advantage.

Kuyambira mu Januwale, izi ziphatikiza dongosolo la Georgia la Medicare Advantage, lotchedwa UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage Walmart Flex (HMO-POS), Walmart idatero. Komanso mu Januwale, Walmart Health Virtual Care ikuyenera kukhala pa intaneti kwa mamembala amalonda a UnitedHealth’s Choice Plus PPO plan, kupatsa ogula njira ina yopezera chisamaliro.

Walmart adanena kuti, panjira, mgwirizanowu udzatumikira ogula ambiri – kuphatikizapo omwe akukhudzidwa ndi ndondomeko zamalonda ndi za Medicaid – popereka mwayi wopeza zakudya zatsopano komanso zolimbikitsa zomwe zimayang’ana pa zokhudzana ndi chikhalidwe cha anthu omwe ali ndi thanzi labwino, mankhwala osokoneza bongo komanso mankhwala, ndi ntchito zamano ndi masomphenya.

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Ntchito ku Walmart Health Centers zimayendetsa gamut kuchokera ku chisamaliro choyambirira, kuyezetsa labu, ma X-ray, ndi ma EKG kupita kuumoyo wamakhalidwe ndi upangiri, chisamaliro cha mano, chisamaliro chamaso ndi kumva.

“UnitedHealth Group ndi Walmart akugawana kudzipereka kwakukulu kuti apereke chithandizo chamankhwala chotsika mtengo, chapamwamba kwambiri chomwe chimakwaniritsa zosowa zonse za umoyo wa wodwala m’njira zabwino kwa iwo ndi kupititsa patsogolo zotsatira za thanzi,” anatero Andrew Witty, CEO wa UnitedHealth Group.

Mgwirizano wa Walmart ndi UnitedHealth umabwera pomwe ogulitsa azaumoyo a mikwingwirima yonse amayang’ana kukulitsa kufikira ndi kuchuluka kwa ntchito zawo, makamaka popeza thanzi ndi thanzi zakhala nkhawa yayikulu kwa ogula ambiri panthawi ya mliri wa COVID-19. M’zaka zaposachedwa, opereka chithandizowa adakulitsanso chidwi chawo pa chisamaliro chamtengo wapatali kuti chikhale chogwira mtima, kulinganiza mtengo pogogomezera njira zothandizira zomwe zimapereka zotsatira zotsimikiziridwa za odwala.

Walmart ndiye kale wogulitsa wamkulu wachitatu wamankhwala mdziko muno, okhala ndi malo opitilira 5,000 m’dziko lonselo, osapereka zolemba zokha komanso kayendetsedwe ka mankhwala, Katemera ndi zina zofunika zaumoyo. Kampaniyo idakulitsa izi ndi lingaliro la Walmart Health Center, yomwe idayamba mu Seputembara 2019 pamalo olumikizidwa ndi Walmart Supercenter yokonzedwanso ku Dallas, Ga. Ndipo chaka chatha, Walmart Health idakula kukhala ntchito zenizeni ndikupeza kampani ya telehealth ya MeMD, yomwe Walmart adati imathandiza kuti ipereke chithandizo chopezeka komanso chopezeka kwa odwala ambiri “nthawi ndi momwe akufunira.”

Ntchito zoperekedwa ndi Walmart Health Centers zikuphatikiza chisamaliro choyambirira, kuyezetsa labu, X-ray ndi EKGs, thanzi labwino ndi upangiri, chisamaliro cha mano, chisamaliro chamaso ndi kumva. Malowa amayendetsedwa ndi madokotala, anamwino ogwira ntchito, madokotala a mano, opereka chithandizo cha khalidwe, ndi optometrist. Ogwira ntchito pa Walmart Care ndi ogwira ntchito zachipatala amathandiza makasitomala kuyang’ana ulendo wawo ndikuphunzira zomwe zilipo. Odwala amatha kupanga nthawi, kuyika zambiri za inshuwaransi ndikutsimikizira kuyenerera pa walmarthealth.com. Pakadali pano, Walmart Health ili ndi malo 24 ku Georgia, Arkansas, Florida ndi Illinois.

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