NEW AGREEMENT PUTS PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS AT THE CENTER OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
LAFAYETTE, Ind. & LOUISVILLE, Ky. — July 23, 2015 — Unity Healthcare and Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) have teamed up to bring value-based health care to nearly 4,000 Humana Medicare Advantage members in North Central Indiana.
The value-based agreement, effective July 1, 2015, reflects a national health care shift toward a more coordinated model that emphasizes quality and better patient care experiences. The model aligns Unity Healthcare’s comprehensive network of primary care physicians, specialists and medical facilities with Humana’s population health capabilities and primary care support programs.
“We are pleased to extend the relationship with Humana and look forward to strengthening our joint commitment to deliver broad access to quality, affordable health care for our patients in Lafayette,” said John Gorup, MD, President, Unity Healthcare.
“We look forward to working with Humana in providing our services to Humana Medicare Advantage members in the Greater Lafayette community,” said Ketan Sheth, MD, Medical Director, Unity Healthcare. “This is an exciting partnership that further supports Unity Healthcare’s mission of providing quality, coordinated care with a personalized approach.
The new Humana offering through Unity Healthcare will include more personalized care and a broad range of population health management tools like predictive analytics and chronic care, disease management and wellness programs. 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), including diabetes care and treatment, breast cancer screenings, colorectal cancer screenings and dozens of other illnesses.
“We’re working with Unity Healthcare to put primary care physicians back at the center of the health care system, and give them the data and technology they need to create health,” said Larry Costello, Humana Senior Products President in Indiana.
Humana has nearly 30 years of accountable care experience, reflected in results from approximately one million Medicare Advantage members that showed significant improvements in quality, outcomes and costs in 2013.
Today, Humana has approximately 1.5 million individual Medicare Advantage and 230,000 commercial members, cared for by approximately 45,500 primary care physicians in more than 900 accountable care relationships across 43 states and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit humana.com/accountable-care.
About Unity Healthcare:
Unity Healthcare is a comprehensive, multi-specialty healthcare provider with satellite offices and practitioners located throughout North Central Indiana. We have more than 650 employees, more than 80 physicians, and more than 28 specialty areas – all sharing a vision to give you the best medical care possible. Unity Healthcare is located at 1345 Unity Place in Lafayette. To find out more information, please visit www.unityhc.com or call 765.447.8133.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., 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