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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 250

Humana To Provide Medicaid Managed Care for Residents in Louisiana

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 11 agosto 2019

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been selected this week by the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) to serve children and adults across the state through Louisiana’s Medicaid program beginning next year. Once the contract with LDH is executed, Humana will partner with the state to provide quality, coordinated medical, wellness and pharmacy benefits coverage and services to eligible Louisiana Medicaid recipients, leveraging its innovative and integrated health delivery platform, longstanding community presence, strong provider partnerships and unique commitment to population health. Under the term of Louisiana Medicaid’s request for proposal, the program is scheduled to begin enrolling eligible Louisianans in January 2020. The statewide program is expected to provide health care to approximately 1.7 million Medicaid enrollees. The statewide contract term is set to last through 2022, with the potential for an additional two-year contract extension.Humana currently serves over 400,000 Louisianans across the state through a variety of health plans and services, including Medicare Advantage, Medicare prescription drug plans, commercial employer-sponsored plans, commercial dental and vision coverage, as well as TRICARE coverage for military, military retirees, and their families. Humana is the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Louisiana, and has one of the highest-rated statewide Medicare plans as measured by the federal government’s Stars quality rating system at 4 Stars.Humana also has a long-standing commitment to improving the health of communities across Louisiana. Since 2015, Humana has led and facilitated its Bold Goal population health program in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Through its Bold Goal, Humana has partnered with Louisiana health care providers, nonprofit organizations, government agencies and employers to improve the health of New Orleans and Baton Rouge 20% by 2020 and beyond. The Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana, has also provided strategic community investments to charitable organizations in Baton Rouge and New Orleans to support health-focused programs.

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