Walmart is preparing to pilot an employee health plan program with Embold Health that will recommend physicians based on performance. The pilot is taking place in northwest Arkansas; Orlando/Tampa, Florida; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. The program is called “Featured Providers.” It will recommend high-performing physicians accepting new consumers in eight specialties: Primary care, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and pulmonology. The Featured Provider program will be available starting in January 2020. The recommendations, facilitated by Embold Health, are based on data from public and private insurance programs. With the data, Embold Health creates reports on individual . . .