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Renew Recovery Providing Opioid Addiction Services to Humana Members in Kentucky

New agreement provides Humana employer plan members with access to Renew Recovery treatment centers in Louisville, Georgetown, and London, Kentucky


Tuesday, December 5, 2017 11:00 am EST



Public Company Information:

"This is a clear statement of our mutual commitment to helping those in need."

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renew Recovery and health and well-being company Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) have signed a contract that provides in-network access for Humana employer plan members at Renew Recovery facilities in Kentucky.

The agreement provides in-network access to comprehensive addiction treatment services for Humana members who are covered by employer plans. Renew Recovery services are available at three locations in Kentucky – Louisville, Georgetown, and London – and include medication assisted treatment, psychiatric evaluation and management, psychotherapy in individual, group and family formats, and case management at outpatient and intensive outpatient levels of care.

“We are very excited to partner with Humana in our fight to address the Commonwealth’s drug addiction epidemic,” said Renew Recovery’s CEO Dr. Stephen Kronenberg. “This is a clear statement of our mutual commitment to helping those in need.”

According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), addiction to opioids – including to prescription pain relievers and heroin – is defined as a primary, chronic, and relapsing brain disease. Opioids killed nearly 30 Kentuckians per 100,000 in 2015, a rate significantly higher than the rest of the country (13.1 per 100,000). Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death among Americans, with a greater number of annual related fatalities than those from car accidents and firearms, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.

“As we focus on expanding access to addiction treatment centers for our members, we are encouraged by this agreement with Renew Recovery to join our network in Kentucky,” said Jack Szczepanowski, Humana’s Behavioral Health field vice president. “We are hopeful that together we can make a greater impact on helping our members connect with the care they need, when they need it in the fight against the opioid crisis.”

About Renew Recovery

Renew Recovery LLC is a growing network of substance abuse treatment facilities dedicated to delivering best-in-class intensive outpatient and outpatient care to those suffering from substance use disorders and their co-occurring morbidities. Renew Recovery stresses the need to treat addiction as the chronic disease it is, with individualized care over appropriate durations, employing a multidisciplinary approach. Renew Recovery management, staff, doctors, psychiatrists and therapists provide team-based individualized treatment. Renew Recovery has 3 locations across the State of Kentucky with plans for further expansion and has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval (JCAHO), and is State licensed. More information available at www.renewrecovery.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

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 and conference calls
  • Calendar of events
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Renew Recovery
Bill Dawson, 502-749-6249
Humana Corporate Communications
Kate Marx, 502-271-9288