CVS Health and Rush Collaborate to Increase Health Care Access for Chicago-Area Medicare Patients

Agreement Establishes New Accountable Care Collaboration That Emphasizes Health Equity, Coordinated Care, and Improved Access

Woonsocket, RI And chicago, January 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CVS Accountable Care Organization, Inc., a division of the CVS Health family of businesses (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it has partnered with Rush University system for healthcrowd) to expand access for Medicare patients crowd in clinical services chicago region. This collaboration is based on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) transitioned to the direct contracting model, ACO Realizing Equity, Access and Community Health (REACH).1,

Collaboration enables patients seeking healthcare services at various ACO Access-At participating MinuteClinic® locations chicago And evanston to care with crowd and others ACO Access Bodies for follow-up primary and specialized care. MinuteClinic locations provide in-person and virtual care with same-day appointments and extended hours, seven days a week.

,crowd Honored and excited to work with CVS Health,” Dr. umar latif, crowd Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “It provides another option for patients at a time when access to high-quality health care is more important than ever. It will help strengthen care coordination for patients, while staying close to where they live and work.” Enables you to get convenient services.

To meet the organizations’ shared commitment to providing accessible, affordable, coordinated and equitable care, crowd will be the only chicagoCVS ACO Regional academic medical center participant in REACH’s first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) based on the REACH model. ACO Access Prioritizes health equity and reduction of unnecessary medical costs by moving patients away from Medicare’s fee-for-service system and toward value-based care.

“As part of CVS Health’s care delivery strategy, we are incorporating our properties on behalf of ACO Access population to help drive high-quality outcomes, promote health equity, and reduce health care costs,” said Mohammed Diab, CEO, CVS Accountable Care Organization, spearheading CVS Health’s omnichannel care model, which focuses on expanding virtual and in-person services across community-based MinuteClinic and HealthHUB™ locations. “Our Strategic Alignment crowd has the potential to help improve longitudinal care for a Medicare population of 35,000 beneficiaries.”

settlement moves forward Rush’s Breakthroughs in the Medicare Shared Savings Program to ensure patients have access to equitable, accessible, and high-quality care. In the last two years, crowd has paved the way for value-based care among chicago-Area Educational Health Organization.

Customized supports will be offered to Medicare patients who need it, including home care, transportation assistance for annual health visits, cost sharing to help with co-pays, and other enhanced services and incentives.

cvs health and both crowd There is a longstanding commitment to reducing the disparities that drive inequitable health outcomes. CVS Health is committed to advancing health equity for every population by improving trust, health care access and health quality for its customers, colleagues, clients and communities.

“In every part of our business at CVS Health, we ensure that culturally competent care is integrated into the design and development of new population health initiatives, products and services,” said Diab. “Our new ACO Access work and cooperation crowd Another example of our focus on improving health equity.”

Recognizing the inequity of growing gaps in health outcomes at the local and national levels, crowd Became one of the first academic health systems to make health equity a strategic priority in 2019.

,crowd “We have a long-standing commitment to improving the health of the communities we serve,” Latif said. Day one.”

About CVS Health
CVS Health® is the leading health solutions company, providing care like no other. We reach more people and improve the health of communities across America through our local presence, digital channels and more than 300,000 dedicated associates – including more than 40,000 physicians, pharmacists, nurses and nurse practitioners. Wherever and whenever people need us, we help them with their health – whether it’s managing chronic diseases, complying with their medications, or accessing affordable health and wellness services in the most convenient ways Have to make We help people navigate the health care system – and their personal health care – by improving access, reducing costs, and being a trusted partner for every meaningful moment of health. And we do it all from the heart, do it every day. Follow @CVSHealth on social media.

about crowd
Rush University Systems for Health brings together the brightest minds in medicine, research and academia. Driven by discovery, innovation and a deep responsibility for the health of our communities, crowd is a national leader in outstanding patient care, education, research, community involvement and empowering a new generation of health care providers.

Rush University The medical center has been ranked among the top hospitals in the country US News & World Report, The medical center was also ranked No. 4 in the nation by Visient and named a top teaching hospital by The Leapfrog Group.

crowd Include Rush University medical Center, Rush UniversityRush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital and several outpatient care facilities, as well as an extensive provider network that includes more than 140 physician practices. Rush University It consists of four colleges: Rush Medical College, College of Nursing, College of Health Sciences and the Graduate College.

CVS Health Media Contact:
Kathleen Biesecker
Phone: 703-472-8466
E-mail: [email protected]

crowd media Contact:
tobin klinger
Phone: 224-571-6542
E-mail: [email protected]

1 The statements contained in this document are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of CMS. The authors assume responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information contained in this document.



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