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Is Walgreens the Future? What a Big Pharmacy Chain’s Moves Tell Us About Obamacare
The Health Care Blog

Two-hundred-and-fifty-nine organizations have been named Medicare accountable care organizations. Most were formed by hospitals. Some were launched by physician groups. And three were created by a pharmacy chain. Walgreens’ move into shared savings is many things: unusual, eye-catching, a sign of the times. But it’s not surprising, observers say, as the pharmacy chain has been cultivating a broader strategy to ramp up its role in frontline care.