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LifeSynch Earns Full Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 10:00 am EST

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IRVING, Texas

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HUM
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"Because LifeSynch helps our members improve every aspect of their well-being – from achieving healthy lifestyle goals or improving productivity at work, to managing co-morbid conditions and lowering overall health care costs – it is important we hold ourselves to the highest standards, such as NCQA’s."

IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifeSynch, the wholly owned behavioral health and behavior change subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announced today that it received Full Accreditation for both its Commercial and Medicare products from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The NCQA accreditation is for three years, through January 2015.

NCQA reviews include rigorous on-site and off-site evaluations conducted by a team of physicians and managed care experts. A national oversight committee of physicians and behavioral health providers analyzes the team’s findings and assigns an accreditation level based on the Medical Behavioral Health Organization’s (MBHO) performance compared to NCQA standards.

“Earning Full Accreditation for both our Medicare and Commercial products is a testament to LifeSynch’s commitment to provide the highest quality of services for all of our members, health care providers and customers,” said Sean Slovenski, President of LifeSynch. “Because LifeSynch helps our members improve every aspect of their well-being – from achieving healthy lifestyle goals or improving productivity at work, to managing co-morbid conditions and lowering overall health care costs – it is important we hold ourselves to the highest standards, such as NCQA’s.”

NCQA MBHO Accreditation is a nationally recognized evaluation that purchasers, regulators, and consumers can use to assess MBHOs. It evaluates how well a health plan manages all parts of its delivery system – physicians, hospitals, other providers and administrative services – in order to continuously improve health care for its members.

About LifeSynch

LifeSynch changes behaviors to improve lives through services such as behavior change coaching, EAP/work-life, integrated medical-behavioral health and managed behavioral health services. LifeSynch integrates the care of the mind and body – addressing both the physical and mental together – to enhance health, increase productivity and minimize unnecessary health care costs.

LifeSynch is a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). More information about LifeSynch’s products and services is available at www.lifesynch.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.

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

Contact:

LifeSynch Corporate Communications
Emily Kinney, 469-759-4544
ekinney@lifesynch.com