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Hawaii Medical Center Signs Agreement to Provide Care to Humana’s Medicare Advantage PPO members


Monday, May 11, 2009 4:00 pm EDT



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HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hawaii Medical Center will provide in-network medical care to members of Humana’s (NYSE:HUM) ChoicePPO Medicare Advantage Plan under a long-term participating hospital agreement announced today.

Under terms of the agreement, members of Humana’s ChoicePPO Medicare Advantage Plan will have in-network benefit access to all inpatient, outpatient and emergency services provided by the 240-bed Hawaii Medical Center East Campus, at 2226 Liliha St. in Honolulu, and the 102-bed Hawaii Medical Center West Campus, located at 91-2141 Fort Weaver Road in Ewa Beach.

Since 2006, Humana’s Medicare Advantage products in Hawaii have included a private-fee-for-service (PFFS) plan and stand-alone Medicare prescription drug plans (PDPs). In January 2009, Humana launched a Medicare Advantage preferred provider organization (PPO) plan in Hawaii.

“Hawaii Medical Center is a world-class hospital-care delivery system dedicated to providing superior health care and promoting healthy communities throughout the state,” said Salim Hasham, Chief Operating and Restructuring Officer of Hawaii Medical Center. “We welcome Humana members and commit to providing care in a compassionate and patient-centered environment.”

“We are proud to add Hawaii Medical Center as an important new addition to Humana’s network of hospitals and health care providers,” said Carol Sato, director of Medicare Operations for Humana of Hawaii. “This new hospital relationship not only enhances our network of hospitals but also provides Humana’s members with even greater access and options for quality health care in Hawaii.”

About Hawaii Medical Center

Hawaii Medical Center LLC is a partnership of CHA LLC, a leading U.S. hospital management company, and the over 130 Hawaii-based physicians who form Hawaii Physician Group LLC. It is Hawaii’s only physician-owner hospital and the state’s only for-profit hospital. Hawaii Medical Center is a full-service, acute and tertiary-care hospital system on Oahu with two campuses – Hawaii Medical Center East and Hawaii Medical Center West.

About Humana Senior Products

Humana Senior Products offers quality, affordable, coordinated health care coverage to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals. Humana’s Medicare products are available in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Products include Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) that integrate medical and prescription drug plans for coordinated care. Other products include stand-alone prescription drug plans (PDP), Special Needs Plans (SNPs) and Medigap.

For more information about Humana’s Medicare products, please visit www.humana-medicare.com.


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