Wal­green to pro­vide ser­vices for Ari­zona Pri­or­ity Care

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —An­dis Robeznieks

Wal­green Co. has en­tered into a col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ment to pro­vide ex­panded ser­vices for Ari­zona Pri­or­ity Care, the Phoenix-area af­fil­i­ate of Ma­rina del Rey, Calif.-based Her­itage Provider Net­work.

The re­tail phar­macy chain, which re­cently en­tered into a pact to work on “in­no­va­tive mod­els of care” with Livo­nia, Mich.-based CHE Trin­ity Health, will be pro­vid­ing pop­u­la­tion health ser­vices such as med­i­ca­tion man­age­ment, health as­sess­ment, health test­ing and im­mu­niza­tions for 19,000 of Ari­zona Pri­or­ity Care’s Medi­care Ad­van­tage and ac­count­able care or­ga­ni­za­tion pa­tients.

Ron Wein­ert, Wal­green vice pres­i­dent for ac­count­able care ser­vices, told Mod­ern Health­care the col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween his com­pany and Ari­zona Pri­or­ity Care, or AzPC, goes be­yond other health sys­tem-re­tail clinic op­er­a­tor agree­ments.

“What’s dif­fer­ent is the ser­vice we are pro­vid­ing is very tar­geted, co­or­di­nated and con­nected,” Wein­ert said, ex­plain­ing that Wal­green phar­ma­cists and re­tail clinic staff will be do­ing out­reach to bring pa­tients into stores and clin­ics for needed care. “It’s based on gaps in care.”

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