Humana Begins Medicare Advantage Hospice Coverage in Five Markets

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is diving into the value-based insurance design demonstration — or Medicare Advantage hospice carve-in — beginning in five markets: Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, the Louisville, Ky., metro area (including southern Indiana), and the Richmond-Tidewater region of Virginia.  Among the nine insurance companies that will participate in the Medicare Advantage carve-in during the […]

Humana the Most Prominent Payer in the Medicare Advantage Hospice Carve-In

Among the nine insurance companies that will participate in the Medicare Advantage carve-in during the program’s first year in 2021, Humana, Inc. (NYSE: HUM) operates the most plans that will offer hospice.  The carve-in, formally known as the hospice component of the value-based insurance design (VBID) model, is designed to assess payer and provider performance […]

Humana to Build Up In-Home Services, Focus on Social Determinants

Expanding health care services in the home setting will be a key priority during 2020 for Louisville, Ky.-based Humana (NYSE: HUM), as will an intensified focus on social determinants of health. A Humana spokesperson told Hospice News that hospice services would be a part of this effort. “The next phase beginning in 2020 is to […]