While Walgreens Conducts Strategic Review Of Assets, CVS Health Considers Supplemental Benefit Cuts In MA

Earlier this week, Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) CEO Tim Wentworth teased a “strategic review” of the company’s assets, including those within the U.S. Healthcare segment. Meanwhile, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) CFO Tom Cowhey provided updates on where Aetna may go with its supplemental benefits in the near-term future.  “We are now meaningfully looking at […]

Walgreens Shakes Up Leadership Team, Jeff Driscoll Out As US Healthcare President

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) is making some major changes to its U.S. Healthcare division, which includes all of its provider and at-home care assets. Most of note is the leadership change at the top. Walgreens acquired the remaining stake in the home care-focused convener CareCentrix for $392 million in 2022, after an initial investment […]

Bruce Broussard, Who Helped Turn Humana Into Home-Based Care Powerhouse, To Step Down As CEO

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – one of the largest insurers and home health providers in the country – announced a leadership transition Wednesday. Longtime CEO Bruce Broussard will step down, with Jim Rechtin stepping into his position in 2024. This was a “long-planned” CEO transition, according to Humana. Rechtin will join Humana on Jan. 8, […]

Home-Based Primary Care Can Lead To Modest Improvements In Avoidable Hospitalizations

The utilization of home-based primary care (HBPC) for high-need, high-cost patients could lead to lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations after two years of care. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. However, the study did not find any conclusive evidence that showed HBPC reduces avoidable hospitalizations in […]

Walgreens CEO Roz Brewer Steps Down, Successor Will Likely Have ‘Deep Health Care Experience’

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) CEO Roz Brewer has stepped down from her leadership position and the company’s board. Brewer led the company during a period where it invested more in health care service delivery – including in-home care – than ever before. She took over in March 2021. Her exit is effective immediately. “I […]

Walgreens Shifting Focus To Strategic Home-Based Care Partnerships

As the retail giant Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) delves deeper into the at-home care space, one of its clinical leaders said the company plans to make fewer strategic investments and acquisitions in the near term future. Instead, the company will look for strategic partnerships and focus on understanding the space from the ground level. […]

Despite Struggles, Walgreens Believes It Will Be A Winner In Shift To Value-Based Care

Walgreens Boots Alliance (Nasdaq: WBA) began shifting focus to its U.S. Healthcare services segment over the last couple of years. Within in that segment is primary care, specialty care and home-based care capabilities. Thus far, the path to profitability for the segment hasn’t been easy. “We are experiencing a slower profit ramp for U.S. Healthcare,” […]