Colleen Lindholz and John King side-by-side headshots.

Kroger Health is a solution provider at the ACO & Payer Leadership Summit 2021

Posted on October 19, 2020 | Lake Mary, FL

The ACO & Payer Leadership Summit is the premium forum bringing senior level executives from both public and private health plans, MCOs, ACOs, and integrated health systems together with solution providers.

Kroger Health is a solution provider at the 2021 Summit, which offers an intimate environment for a focused discussion of key new drivers shaping the industry.

In advance, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy SVP, John King and Kroger Health President, Colleen Lindholz outline how specialty pharmacy can help ACOs and payors achieve their desired healthcare outcome.

“The collaboration between ACOs, payors and specialty pharmacy will be extremely important to the cost of care. Collaboration with specialty pharmacies on long-term patient management when specialty drugs are necessary will help achieve the desired outcomes that most payors/ACOs are looking for in today’s world,” says Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health.

Today, specialty pharmacy must adapt to new requests for adherence data and patient monitoring from the payor landscape.

John King, SVP, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy shares, “Reporting of patient adherence, clinical outcomes, and data monitoring on disease specific dimensions are new trends that many specialty pharmacies are now being requested to align with payor organizations. These items pose many challenges that stem from a lack of standardization in reporting, thus increasing cost. The monitoring of medication for a specific patient population is one area where specialty pharmacy can help with patient compliance.”

As one of the nation's leading specialty pharmacies, Kroger Specialty Pharmacy offers comprehensive therapy-management programs as well as injectable and oral pharmaceutical treatments for Dermatology, HIV, Hepatitis C, Oncology, Multiple Sclerosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Growth Hormone Deficiency, Hunters Syndrome, Hemophilia, IVIG, HAE plus others.

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About Kroger Health:
Kroger Health, the healthcare division of The Kroger Co., is one of America’s leading retail healthcare organizations, with over 2,200 pharmacies and 220 clinics in 35 states serving more than 14 million customers. Our team of 22,000 healthcare practitioners - from pharmacists and nurse practitioners, to dietitians and technicians – are committed to helping people live healthier lives. We believe in practicing at the top of our licenses and enabling “food as medicine” to help prevent and manage chronic disease. We are dedicated to providing testing and wellness services to help Americans combat the COVID-19 crisis. For more information, visit

About Kroger Specialty Pharmacy:
At Kroger Specialty Pharmacy, our mission is to be the preferred pharmacy for people undergoing complex medication therapies by optimizing clinical outcomes and providing a high-touch, caring experience. Kroger Specialty Pharmacy services patients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico and is ACHC and URAC Accredited in numerous sites. Kroger Specialty Pharmacy's clinically effective and cost-efficient therapy management programs provide direct value to healthcare organizations nationwide. We blend a high-touch, caring patient experience with specialized clinical knowledge, personalized care programs, and administrative expertise. For more information, visit

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