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Humana and Boulder Community Health Partner to Launch Accountable Care Arrangement


Thursday, January 15, 2015 12:00 pm EST



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"We’ve established a reputation for offering the latest medical innovations and evolving our services to meet our community’s changing health care needs."

BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) and Boulder Community Health announced today a new Accountable Care arrangement and population-health partnership. The agreement supports continued efforts to provide improved health and coordinated care for individuals and families purchasing insurance in Boulder County through Connect for Health Colorado and through Humana commercial health maintenance organization (HMO) health plans for employers.

The new partnership is expected to result in more personalized care for Humana membership with an emphasis on individual preventive care, chronic conditions and disease management. The agreement offers improved standards of care to those choosing Humana’s HMO plans through, but not limited to, Colorado’s insurance marketplace, which continues enrollment through Feb. 15, 2015.

Under terms of the accountable care agreement, Humana members will have in-network access to the inpatient, outpatient and emergency care services at Foothills Hospital and Boulder Community Hospital as well as the urgent care center, physician offices and special medical services at Mapleton Center and at Community Medical Center. More than 128 primary care physicians and specialists affiliated with Boulder Community Health are also now in-network to Humana members.

“BCH is dedicated to providing local access to high-quality, comprehensive medical care for Humana members,” said David P. Gehant, President/CEO of Boulder Community Health. “We’ve established a reputation for offering the latest medical innovations and evolving our services to meet our community’s changing health care needs.”

The value-based arrangement 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) for diabetes care and treatment, breast cancer screenings, colorectal cancer screenings and high-risk medication.

“These types of partnerships are a critical step for Humana in Colorado as we look to create a system that works in a more coordinated way,” says Jeremy Gaskill, Regional Vice President, of Market Development for Humana’s West Central Region. “With a tremendous scope of services and highly integrated model, Boulder Community Health is an ideal partner as we continue developing improved quality care and health care experiences for our members.”

Coloradans have several options to obtain more information about enrolling in a health insurance plan that includes Boulder Community Health. Options include visiting the Connect for Health Colorado website at http://connectforhealthco.com/CO, contacting an insurance agent, or visiting Humana’s website at EasyPrice.Humana.com.

About Boulder Community Health

Boulder Community Health is an integrated regional health system with facilities throughout Boulder and Broomfield counties. Boulder Community Health is known across Colorado for its clinical excellence in heart care, neurosurgery, stroke care, orthopedics and cancer care. Some 540 physicians in 54 medical specialties have privileges at BCH.

Boulder Community Health has received national recognition for excellence in key clinical areas:

  • Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, the nation’s largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care;
  • Named Colorado’s safest hospital in the latest Consumer Reports rankings;
  • Awarded an “A” rating for Hospital Safety by The Leapfrog Group;

For more information, visit www.bch.org and connect with BCH on Facebook and Twitter.

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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Boulder Community Health
Rich Sheehan, 303-440-2119
Humana Corporate Communications
Ross McLerran, 210-617-1771

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