Humana has engaged with many organizations to improve healthcare access, quality, and patient outcomes across the country. Here are some of the organizations we work with, and the ways we’re striving to make the healthcare system a better place.
Humana’s Bold Goal is a population health strategy to help the communities we serve be 20 percent healthier by 2020 because we make it easy for people to achieve their best health. We are focused on improving key social determinants of health and chronic conditions through pilot programs and interventions with community and physician partners. With the help of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s tool, Healthy Days, we are tracking progress toward our Bold Goal. See our partnerships … and progress in action.
Humana is one of the Million Hearts partners with the American Heart Association (link opens in new window) , a group of organizations that have made a formal commitment to help prevent 1 million hearts attacks and strokes by 2017.
One of the nation’s largest healthcare information networks, Availity(link opens in new window) began as a joint venture between two leading payers, including Humana. Today, Availity helps hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers exchange data and manage transactions with any health plan.
Humana continues to work with the Campaign to End Obesity(link opens in new window) on obesity-prevention policy and legislation. Humana provided information for an economic study that focused on prevention policies and how they can help control healthcare costs. Humana has also supported the Campaign’s efforts to bring healthy lifestyles to underserved communities. The Campaign is recommending the creation of a tax credit within federal law to encourage businesses to bring grocery stores and athletic facilities to these communities that exhibit a higher vulnerability to obesity. Humana joined the Campaign in asking key congressional committees to include this new incentive in their tax reform package.
Healthcare cost growth has critical implications for families, businesses and federal and state governments. Humana is helping foster a better understanding of the true drivers of increasing healthcare costs by contributing data to the Health Care Cost Institute(link opens in new window) (HCCI). The non-profit HCCI collects healthcare cost and utilization data to aid researchers and policymakers in understanding the factors that influence healthcare costs. Humana agrees that greater transparency and insight into healthcare cost drivers will better equip the country to make difficult decisions about healthcare spending.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging(link opens in new window) (n4a) aims to “build the capacity of its members to help older persons and people with disabilities live with dignity in their homes and communities for as long as possible.”
n4a focuses on coordinating care for seniors, and works in partnership with local, community-based Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). Humana works closely with n4a at the national level to support public policy-related educational sessions, including furnishing information about Medicare Advantage health coverage, as well as the company’s efforts to enhance quality of care and coordinate care through public/private partnerships, including new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstration projects for individuals who are “dually eligible” for Medicare and Medicaid. Recently, Humana has collaborated with local and state AAAs to present best-practice examples of partnerships designed to enhance home- and community-based services provided to dual-eligible beneficiaries in Virginia.