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Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy Receive URAC Accreditation

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:34 am EST

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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HUM
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"Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy should both be commended for meeting URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation"

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy have been awarded accreditation from the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission (URAC), a Washington, DC-based health care accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry.

The URAC standards development process is consensus driven, with hundreds of industry experts serving as volunteers to establish and revise appropriate industry benchmarks.

“URAC accreditation is additional recognition of our fast-growing PBM and specialty pharmacy services, and the operational excellence each of these organizations has achieved,” said William Fleming, President of Humana Pharmacy Solutions.

RightSource Specialty Pharmacy serves members requiring medications to treat genetic, rare, chronic or complex health care conditions. In addition to prescription and dispensing management, RightSource personally connects with members to guide them as they manage often challenging medical conditions and their associated costs. Services include patient education, one-on-one coaching, benefits verification, coordination with members’ health care provider team, and therapy counseling to assure medication adherence.

Humana Pharmacy Solutions manages pharmacy benefits for employer groups and individuals, offering a comprehensive array of patient care centered plan options and pricing strategies.

“Humana Pharmacy Solutions and RightSource Specialty Pharmacy should both be commended for meeting URAC Specialty Pharmacy accreditation,” said URAC Chief Operating Officer William Vandervennet. “It is critically important for health care organizations to make a commitment to quality and accountability. URAC accreditation is a demonstration of that commitment.”

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry.

For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation and certification programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC strives to ensure that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit www.urac.org.

About Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Humana Pharmacy Solutions, a division of Humana Inc., manages traditional pharmacy benefits with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy and total health expense. Providing prescription coverage for both individuals and employer groups, Humana Pharmacy Solutions strives to give members access to the medicine they need while offering guidance on clinically proven, therapeutically equivalent drugs that bring better value to the member and the customer.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health-care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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 (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)
  • Corporate Governance information

Contact:

Humana Inc.
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094
Corporate Communications
jblunt@humana.com