LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
“Humana has a long history in Louisiana of ensuring high-quality care, health and well-being for families, seniors, employers and our military servicemen and women,” said Humana Medicaid President John Barger. “We are committed to providing superior service to the people of Louisiana who get their coverage from this program, as well as the providers and other community stakeholders with whom we will partner.”
“We’re looking forward to expanding our reach in the community to serve this important population,” said Tony Mollica, Humana’s Louisiana-based Medicaid leader, “and ensuring that people will have strong support from Humana as they transition to new coverage. We’ll create a quality experience for our members, and will work to ensure that there are no gaps in care or coverage as we enter the program.”
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.
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.
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