January 27, 2023

CVS Well being has chosen Rush College System for Well being to coordinate take care of Medicare beneficiaries at Chicagoland MinuteClinic areas, the businesses introduced Monday.

CVS Well being’s accountable care group division and the Chicago-based well being system are collaborating within the Medicare ACO Realizing Fairness, Entry and Group Well being, or ACO REACH, program.

As a part of the ACO enterprise, MinuteClinic suppliers will join sufferers to Rush clinicians for follow-up major and specialty care, in line with the businesses. CVS Well being’s ACOs embody impartial suppliers, group well being well being facilities and clinically built-in networks, Mohamed Diab, CEO of the corporate’s ACO division, stated in a press release.

“Rush’s geographic attain and deep roots in a vital market in addition to their alignment on the ACO REACH mission to deal with well being fairness and disparity points and convey value-based care to Medicare [fee-for-service] beneficiaries are further vital causes we selected Rush,” Diab stated. CVS Well being CEO Karen Lynch has stated the corporate seeks to amass major care supplier.

Rush Medicare sufferers searching for care at collaborating MinuteClinic websites may even have entry to personalized care, together with home-based providers, transportation help and monetary help, in line with the information launch.

“Teaming up with CVS, we’ll have the ability to assist sufferers down a path the place their native, group MinuteClinic is related to their major care, in addition to specialty care if and after they would possibly want it. … Brief- and long-term, you will notice an increasing Rush geographic footprint and elevated accessibility to Rush by means of expanded digital choices,” Dr. Paul Casey, senior vp and chief medical officer at Rush, stated in a press release.

Jon Asplund of Crain’s Chicago Enterprise contributed to this story.