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CVS Minute Clinic Locations Will Double In the Next Five Years

Posted Apr 14 2010 11:05pm

Competition among drugs stores and clinics appears to be increasing as well as their partners.  They too have offerings relating to Medical-Behavioral care management too and a quick summary from a prior post is listed below.  The growth is in the anticipation of family practice physicians approaching. 

Part of the agreement will encourage Humana members to use the Minute Clinics for routine screening tests, ie. blood pressure, etc.  Also by using a Minute Clinic facility, members will be encourage to use the wellness coach subsidiary, Life Synch of Humana which provides a 24/7 phone number for help and question as well as the website.  

Minute Clinic Visits Pricing and What you Should Bring with You – Medical Information and History

They too want information and data, so after the United information released this week, what’s the next step and/or partners for CVS with insurance I wonder?  BD

April 13 (Bloomberg) -- CVS Caremark Corp., the largest U.S. provider of prescription drugs, will double the number of in-store medical clinics it operates within five years because of new health-care legislation and the aging U.S. population.

CVS is adding clinics as baby boomers reach Medicare age and 32 million individuals are added to insurance rolls following passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month, CVS Chief Financial Officer Dave Denton said yesterday in a phone interview. In addition, there are fewer primary-care physicians, he said.

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