Walmart to Send Employees Traveling for Spine Surgery to Curb Waste and Cost

Another example of employers demanding better more effective care. Geisinger and Mayo Clinic are listening and innovating.

Walmart Inc. said it will require its employees to use certain hospitals for costly spine surgeries, an effort to weed out unnecessary procedures and lower its health-care spending.

Walmart has teamed up with major health systems for the mandatory program, including Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, Danville, Pa.-based Geisinger and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System.

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