5 updates on Walmart's healthcare push

Walmart is among the "unconventional" players to enter the healthcare market in recent years. Below are five updates on the company.

1. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Walmart on Dec. 10 opened their first telehealth services pilot location in Asheboro, N.C.

2. Walmart opened its first freestanding health center in September, and the company has hired a new executive to help the company grow its healthcare business.

3. Walmart is testing new healthcare benefits and expanding a few existing programs for its employees in 2020 in an effort to cut its healthcare costs.

4. Walmart is recommending its employees use one of 800 imaging centers found to provide more accurate diagnoses.

5. Retail giant Walmart is upping its efforts to hand-pick which physicians are most likely to reduce healthcare spending on employees.

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