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Humana and Outcomes® Announce National Partnership to Offer Medication Therapy Management Program

Program Aims to Help Enrollees Use Medications Safely, Effectively

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 8:00 am EDT

Dateline:

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

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NYSE:
HUM
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LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care (Outcomes) has been selected by Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to partner on the administration of its Medication Therapy Management (MTM) program offered nationwide.

MTM programs provide eligible members the opportunity to improve therapeutic outcomes and health literacy through a specialized comprehensive medication review with a health professional.

This partnership will offer eligible Humana members a complete medication profile review with a pharmacist to detect any potential conflicts or duplications. Other services, such as patient education, compliance monitoring, and assistance with non-prescription medications, will also be available.

“Humana has a strong commitment to offering the full benefits of MTM to our members,” said William Fleming, PharmD., Humana’s vice president of Pharmacy and Clinical Integration. “Since Humana’s MTM program inception in 2006, Humana has worked to reach out to all eligible Medicare and commercial prescription drug plan members to offer them personalized counseling on their prescription drug use.”

Through this offering, Humana members who meet the MTM eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to receive services from specially trained Personal Pharmacists™ to help them achieve safe and effective results from their medications.

“This program will help enrollees get the best possible results from their medications, while avoiding dangerous drug interactions, dosing problems and other complications. We are excited to partner with Humana on this important initiative,” said Outcomes CEO Tom Halterman.

Pharmacists who are interested in participating with Humana or any other Outcomes-administered MTM programs should call 877-237-0050 or visit www.getoutcomes.com.

Humana’s prescription drug plans are available nationwide. For more information, visit www.humana.com.

About Outcomes

Outcomes Pharmaceutical Health Care is the national leader in the design, delivery, and administration of Medication Therapy Management programs. The company’s service line benefits health care purchasers by delivering a cost effective approach to advancing patient care and controlling utilization through the provision of patient-friendly, face-to-face personal pharmacist services. The company is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, and may be found online at www.getoutcomes.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health and supplemental benefits companies, with approximately 10.3 million medical members. Humana is a full-service benefits solutions company, offering a wide array of health and supplementary benefit plans for employer groups, government programs and individuals.

Over its 48-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.

Contact:

Humana Corporate Communications
Doug Bennett, 502-580-3625
dbennett@humana.com
or
Outcomes
Meredith Lutjen, 515-237-0001, x110
mlutjen@getoutcomes.com