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Humana Extends Contract with HCA-HealthONE Facilities in Colorado Through May 2008

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006 11:32 am EDT

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DENVER

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HUM
"We have forged a much tighter relationship with HCA-HealthOne, since our members in Colorado seek out care in their hospitals, surgery centers, and imaging sites a majority of the time"
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 20, 2006--Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced today that its existing contract with HCA-HealthONE hospital and ancillary facilities has been extended from June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008 for all Humana members throughout Colorado.

Terms of the contract extension were not disclosed.

"We have forged a much tighter relationship with HCA-HealthOne, since our members in Colorado seek out care in their hospitals, surgery centers, and imaging sites a majority of the time," said Leslie Andrews, president for Humana's Colorado market. "A majority of our inpatient admissions and outpatient services are performed in an HCA-HealthONE facility in the Denver Metro Area, so we are delighted to enter into a long-term relationship with HealthONE facilities," said Andrews.

"HCA-HealthONE accepts all Humana's commercial and Medicare plans, so our members access them as an in-network provider, which reduces their out-of-pocket costs," said Rich Powers, vice president of network contracting for Humana's Colorado market. "The contract extension just makes sense for both organizations because it allows us to have as little network disruption as possible for all our members in Colorado and makes their overall healthcare experience with us and the facilities they use a positive one."

Humana members have in-network access to the following HCA/HealthONE facilities:

 HCA/HealthONE Hospitals in Humana's Provider Network  Medical Center of Aurora - Aurora Centennial Medical Plaza - Centennial Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center - Denver North Suburban Medical Center - Thornton Rose Medical Center - Denver Swedish Medical Center - Denver Sky Ridge Medical Center - Lone Tree  HCA/HealthONE Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Humana's Provider Network  Centrum Surgical Center - Englewood Lakewood Surgical Center - Lakewood Midtown Surgical Center - Denver Sky Ridge Surgery Center - Long Tree North Suburban Surgery Center - Glendale North Suburban Spine Center - Thornton Rocky Mountain Surgery Center - Englewood Rose Surgical Center - Denver Lowry Surgical Center - Denver  HCA/HealthONE Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital Sites in Humana's  Provider Network  Spalding at PSL Medical Center - Denver Spalding at Rose Medical Center - Denver Spalding at Aurora 

Humana members also have in-network access to HCA's 16 Freestanding Imaging Centers throughout Denver and the surrounding communities.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is one of the nation's largest publicly traded health services companies, with more than 11 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services -- through traditional and consumer-choice plans --to employer groups, government-sponsored plans and individuals.

Over its 45-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.

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Humana Inc.
Mary Sellers, 502-580-3689
Cell: 502-500-5769
Email: msellers1@humana.com