Humana Launches New Program To Help with Social Determinants


Humana Launches New Program To Help with Social Determinants

Humana is known for it supporting the needs of its clients beyond healthcare. Today the company announced it would be launching a value-based care payment initiative. This program is being designed to address nonmedical health risk factors affecting Humana members. The program being coined  The Social Determinants of Health Value-Based Program will try to improve health outcomes using a holistic approach to patient care.

Social Determinants Of Health Value-Based Program

The program aims to bring attention to key factors that pose risk to its client’s health. That includes food insecurity (inconsistent access to nutritious food), social isolation (lack of interaction with other people), loneliness (feeling of being alone), and housing instability (lack of stable housing). The model will offer tools and resources to help address social determinants. It will also provide compensation to enhance care coordination. The program centers around three components patient screenings; documentation of assessment findings; and connecting the patient to appropriate resources.

Statement From Humana VP

A statement was released from Vice President of Population Health Strategy at Humana, Caraline Coats, about the new program. “Humana is committed to advancing the transformation to value-based care, and incorporating a focus on social determinants of health is the logical next step in that evolution,”. She went on to state that “Through this program, Humana is pleased to invest in a new approach that includes focusing on nonclinical barriers to health. We’re better able to support clinicians as they broaden the scope of patient care to improve health outcomes.”.

Humana Partnerships

The program has been designed to complement current value-based agreements between Humana and providers. One of its participants is  Ochsner Health, Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic health care system. The company wants to continue moving into the future to offer more to their providers. Recently Humana’s annual Value-based Care Report, issued in November, showed clinicians in value-based arrangements encourage more engagement with Humana MA members compared to providers in non-value based contracts.

About Humana

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.

Empower Brokerage wants to help you understand what coverage you need and how to save money from getting it. We want to help you stay on top of your health. CALL US at (844) 410-1320

Get affordable health insurance quotes by clicking here.

See our other websites: