Covera Health announced Wednesday, May 15, that it is launching a multi-year collaboration with Walmart aimed at helping patients “avoid misguided and unnecessary treatment based on inaccurate radiology diagnoses.”
The Radiology Centers of Excellence Program is now available to all Walmart associates and their dependents. The program includes a nationwide network of radiologists believed to provide “superior” care, continuous quality assurance and a feedback feature for physicians.
“Getting an accurate diagnosis remains one of medicine’s greatest unmet needs,” Ron Vianu, CEO of Covera Health, said in a prepared statement. “Not only does our program identify those providers and centers who are outperforming, objectively measuring quality enables us to deliver actionable feedback to help all providers perform better. Collaborating with Walmart expands our radiology program to improve care for millions of patients nationwide, which is the goal behind everything we do.”
“The goal of our benefit plans is to provide our associates and their family members with access to high-quality health care to ensure they receive the right care at the right time,” Lisa Woods Sr., director of benefits design and strategy at Walmart U.S., said in the same statement. “A quality MRI or CT scan can improve the accuracy of the diagnosis early in the care journey, helping create the correct treatment plan with the best opportunity for recovery.”