After the CVS-Aetna merger, the retailer's model may be a problem for the nation’s largest health systems, according to an article on the Fierce Healthcare website.
CVS intends to expand its retail clinic model to create “community-based health hubs” that can answer patients’ questions about prescription drugs, insurance coverage and their own health conditions.
Deal will give CVS 22 million health plan members.
Many hospitals admit they haven't lowered costs enough to remain competitive to insurers and consumers, according to the article. And CVS's goal will be to keep patients out of the hospital as much as possible, one expert said.
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