CVS (now CVS Health) is moving towards full-service healthcare and is working to increase access, lower costs, and improve outcomes for patients. They already sacrificed $2 billion in sales after nixing tobacco products from their shelves and have committed $5 million to support free clinics and community health centers. “While critics fear the nurse-practitioner-staffed clinics lack the quality of a traditional doctor’s office, CVS Health has responded by establishing relationships with local physicians and hospitals like Cleveland Clinic to ensure that patients get the right level of care, which ultimately saves the patient—and the system—money.” What do you think about CVS moving from a pharmacy to a full-service healthcare provider? How do you think this will impact costs?

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Ally Gotsell is a communications associate at ReThink Health. 

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