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Premier Health, Humana Partner on Accountable Care in Southwest Ohio

Relationship pairs Premier’s clinical expertise with Humana’s population health resources

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:00 am EDT

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. & DAYTON, Ohio

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NYSE:
HUM
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"The accountable care approach aligns the players in the health care system around the total health of our members and allows doctors to spend more time with their patients"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. & DAYTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Premier Health, the largest health system in Southwest Ohio, and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM), one of the country’s leading health and well-being companies, announced that they have teamed up on a new value-based agreement that will focus on improving health and wellness for about 30,000 Medicare Advantage members in the Miami Valley.

The value-based agreement reflects a shift away from the current episodic health care model to a value-based model that emphasizes quality and patient care experiences. The accountable care approach aligns Premier Health’s and Humana’s complimentary population health capabilities, including predictive analytics, chronic disease management and wellness programs.

“Providing individuals with more opportunities to access care is a key ingredient in building healthier communities,” said Mike Maiberger, Chief Value Officer at Premier Health. “We welcome this relationship as it can foster coordination of care for patients which can positively enhance their health.”

Humana’s growing Medicare Advantage population throughout Southwest Ohio will have access to Premier Health’s leading network of integrated primary care and specialty physicians, hospitals, health centers, and outpatient centers at over 100 sites of service.

“The accountable care approach aligns the players in the health care system around the total health of our members and allows doctors to spend more time with their patients,” explained Larry Costello, President of Humana Senior Products in Ohio. “It’s an important step in creating a more primary care-centric health care system.”

The new Humana-Premier Health accountable care agreement includes value-based incentives tied to performance improvement and quality outcomes, emphasizing standard measures defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS), including breast cancer screening, colorectal screening, comprehensive diabetes care, and high-risk medications.

Humana has nearly 30 years of accountable care experience, reflected in results from approximately one million Medicare Advantage members that showed significant improvements in quality, outcomes and costs in 2013.

About Premier Health

Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) has a mission to build healthier communities. The health system operates four hospitals, Miami Valley Hospital and an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services. The health system is the second largest employer in the region and is the largest healthcare system in Southwest Ohio.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
  • Calendar of events; and
  • Corporate Governance information.

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Contact:

Premier Health
Diane Ewing, 937-499-5250
dilewing@premierhealth.com
or
Humana Corporate Communications
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094
jblunt@humana.com