Clinically sound care
Humana’s technology and coverage of new medical procedures and devices are decided through an ongoing process. Humana follows strict guidelines to make sure the care you are getting is clinically sound and of your best interest.
New medical devices and procedures are evaluated by Humana’s technology assessment department to determine if:
- the new medical device or procedure is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- the new medical device or procedure has been reviewed for safety and effectiveness through peer-reviewed medical literature
- the new medical device or procedure has been recommended by the recognized medical specialty societies in the U.S.
The FDA approval is based on reasonable levels of safety, but does not confirm that a procedure is necessarily a best medical practice.