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Collom & Carney Clinic Association and Humana Establish Accountable Care Agreement to Improve Seniors’ Health and Wellness


Thursday, April 2, 2015 11:30 am EDT



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"We’re excited that Humana’s Medicare Advantage members now have in-network benefit access to Collom & Carney Clinic’s well-respected network of physicians and clinics"

TEXARKANA, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Achieving the Triple Aim – improved medical outcomes, a better patient experience and lower costs – is the primary objective behind a new three-year Accountable Care agreement between Collom & Carney Clinic Association and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM).

The agreement, effective December 1, 2014, will restructure health care delivery for Humana Medicare Advantage members in Texas and Arkansas to improve access to Collom & Carney Clinic’s large network of physicians, improve standards of care, enhance health care coordination and improve wellness opportunities.

The accountable care partnership offers Humana’s Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) membership in-network benefit access to primary and specialty care through Collom & Carney’s 90-plus physicians practicing at 11 clinics in Texarkana, New Boston, Wake Village and Prescott, AR.

“This new accountable care relationship aligns well with our 68-year mission of being a complete health care solution for patients and their families,” said Roger Hall, COO of Collom & Carney Clinic Association. “We are pleased to offer excellent patient care to the growing number of Medicare recipients who select Humana’s Medicare Advantage plans.”

Accountable care is a fast-growing model for health care service delivery and health care payment. The pay-for-value system is focused on evidence-based, highly-integrated care, which can lead to the Triple Aim.

Humana members will have access to an integrated-care team approach that offers better care coordination with a goal of improving quality outcomes and quality of life. The physician-led teams, depending on the practice, include an array of providers and services, for example, nurses, health coaches, medication management, behavioral health and social services resources.

“We’re excited that Humana’s Medicare Advantage members now have in-network benefit access to Collom & Carney Clinic’s well-respected network of physicians and clinics,” said Leslie Young, Vice President of Senior Products for Humana in North Texas. “This unique care model is changing the way we and our physician partners manage patient care and promote well-being. We look forward to implementing this agreement to achieve greater health outcomes and a better patient experience.”

The Humana and Collom & Carney Clinic partnership emphasizes quality outcomes with a focus on care coordination and leverages measures as defined by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) like Comprehensive Diabetes Care, breast cancer screenings, colorectal cancer screenings and high-risk medication. The partnership offers a broad range of population management tools like predictive analytics, chronic disease management and wellness programs.

Humana has a 27-year accountable care relationship history with more than 1.3 million individual Medicare Advantage members today that are cared for by 42,300 primary care physicians, in more than 900 accountable care relationships across 43 states and Puerto Rico.

About Collom & Carney Clinic Association

Collom & Carney Clinic is a multi-specialty physician group practice whose physicians and staff are committed to providing quality health care services to the Four States Area. With over 90 physicians in 20 specialties, Collom & Carney Clinic serves the healthcare needs of more than 200,000 active patients. This "Physician Owned" group has been a staple in East Texas for the past 68 years.

Our physicians are provided with the best resources available, including state-of-the-art equipment, superior staff support, and administrative assistance. Collom & Carney Clinic has continued to expand providing a full range of services including diagnostic and high tech radiology, laboratory, histopathology, ultrasound, vascular and echo studies, on-site pharmacy, and many more services. Our goal is to provide a complete health care solution for the patients and their families. The staff of Collom & Carney Clinic takes pride in offering care and compassion to the ever changing health care needs of our community while maintaining a standard of professionalism and excellence.

For more information regarding Collom & Carney Clinic, visit www.collom-carney.com.

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

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Humana Corporate Communications
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771
Collom & Carney Clinic
Roger Hall, 903-614-3281