Proving Value: How It Can Work for You-- and Employers

July 2013
HealthLeaders Magazine;Jul/Aug2013, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p34
The article discusses the partnership between Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Mercy Springfield Communities in providing spine, heart and transplant care to its employees. Alan Scarrow, president of the health system, explains innovation and transparency are important factors in the competition as they are able to provide a measure of cost certainty to the patients. He believes avoiding overutilization results from highly ethical care, high quality outcomes, and a reasonable price.


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