Dr. Amar Desai to lead new CVS Health delivery organization

CVS Health has appointed Amar Desai, MD, as president of its newly formed delivery organization.

Dr. Desai previously served as president and CEO of Optum Pacific West. At CVS, Dr. Desai will be responsible for the company's clinical delivery strategy to support retail health, chronic disease treatment and behavioral health, according to an Oct. 6 CVS news release.

Dr. Desai will report directly to CVS Health CEO and president Karen Lynch in his new role.

"This new organization will leverage the strength of the CVS Health portfolio to develop and implement payor-agnostic products and services," Ms. Lynch said. "Amar's deep background in clinical delivery and value-based care will be an asset as we continue to deliver high-quality health and wellness care to our members and consumers."

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