WOONSOCKET, R.I. American CareSource Holdings, an ancillary care network services company, is expanding its provider network by inking a deal with CVS Caremark’s MinuteClinic.
“This is an important development in the growth of our business nationwide as we expand access to care to new customers,” stated Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., EVP and chief medical officer for CVS Caremark. “By offering high quality treatment in a convenient setting, we are working with Ancillary Care Services to help reduce health care insurance expenses for its members, as well as time spent away from members’ families and the workplace.”
Added David S. Boone, CEO of American CareSource, “Our primary objective is to provide our clients, and ultimately the consumer, with more cost effective, convenient, local alternatives to hospital- and physician office-based services. MinuteClinic can provide care for common conditions when a primary physician is not available and the hospital emergency room is not appropriate. This agreement allows us to provide high quality services while controlling costs and expanding our provider network.”
MinuteClinic, which opened the nation’s first retail-based health clinic Minneapolis in 2000, currently operates about 500 locations in select CVS/pharmacy locations in 25 states.
Dallas-based Ancillary Care Services is a national ancillary benefits management company whose customers include insurance companies, managed care networks, self-insured employers, third party administrators, unions and workers’ compensation benefit administrators. Its network includes 26 primary specialties with more than 30 subspecialties. Primary services include infusion services, laboratory services, genetic testing, home health, pain management and long-term acute care.