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NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network, LLC and Humana Collaborate to Benefit Medicare Recipients

Partnership significantly expands Humana’s footprint in New York City by providing Humana Medicare members access to the provider’s four hospitals as well as the opportunity to improve quality outcomes and population health

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 10:15 am EDT

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"Together, we hope to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of our Medicare population."

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), a leading health and well-being company with 2.4 million Medicare Advantage members, and NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network, LLC (NYUPN) announced today a new partnership aimed at improving the quality of and access to health care for the New York City area’s Medicare population.

NYUPN consists of NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education, and the University Physicians’ Network, comprised of clinical faculty and voluntary physicians affiliated with NYU Langone.

The agreement, effective Jan. 1, 2015, will enable Humana Medicare Advantage members to receive in-network care at NYU Langone’s extensive ambulatory care network and its four hospitals, including Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center.

The new agreement will include all Humana members enrolled in the company’s 2015 Medicare Advantage plans.

“We’re thrilled to embark on this partnership with one of the premier academic medical centers in the country and to have them become such an integral part of our New York City health care delivery system,” said Humana Northeast President for Senior Products Alexander Clague. “Our mutual commitment to quality and the patients we collectively serve will result in new and efficient ways to deliver high quality health care services through our Medicare Advantage program.”

In 2014, Humana began offering a selection of Medicare Advantage plans for Medicare-eligible individuals residing in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau County. During the Medicare Open Enrollment period that begins in Oct.15, Humana will also offer 2015 Medicare Advantage plans in Manhattan.

“NYU Langone shares our focus on patient-centered, integrated care that emphasizes prevention, chronic care and improved quality outcomes,” said Lisa LaCarrubba-Blondin, M.D., a board-certified family physician who serves as Humana’s Regional Medical Director for the Northeast Region. “Together, we hope to have a significant impact on the health and well-being of our Medicare population.”

With the new agreement, people in New York City who are eligible for Medicare and select Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans during the Medicare annual election period, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2014, can begin receiving in-network services at all NYU Langone inpatient and outpatient facilities beginning Jan.1, 2015.

About NYUPN Clinically Integrated Network

NYUPN is the clinically integrated network (CIN) of University Physicians Network (UPN) and NYU Langone Medical Center (NYU Langone). This unique alignment brings together over 1,700 physicians of the UPN and NYU Langone hospitals to collaborate in implementing nationally recognized standards for patient-centered, high quality, cost-efficient healthcare delivery. All physicians and hospitals use electronic medical records (EMR) that are connected to a network wide health information exchange (HIE), facilitating timely exchange of clinical information. NYUPN will also serve as a vehicle to negotiate and successfully execute health care contracts based on new and emerging payment models that reward high quality and cost-efficient care.

About NYU Langone Medical Center

NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. - See more at: http://www.med.nyu.edu/about-us.

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.

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Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Nancy A. Hanewinckel, 941-585-4763
nhanewinckel1@humana.com
or
NYU Langone Medical Center
Lisa Greiner, 212-404-3532
Lisa.Greiner@nyumc.org