Humana’s Partners in Primary Care unit will open 20 new senior-focused primary care centers over the next year in the new markets of Las Vegas and Louisiana plus a major expansion in Houston.
It’s the first wave of a three-year expansion of the geographic footprint for Humana’s Partners in Primary Care since the health insurer and private equity giant Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe earlier this year announced a $600 million joint venture to develop primary care centers to treat seniors insured by Medicare Advantage plans.
The effort includes plans for eight primary care centers in Las Vegas and two in the Shreveport-Bossier City area of Louisiana. Both are new markets for the venture while Humana plans to “triple its Houston footprint with 10 additional centers,” the insurer announced Tuesday. Humana Partners in Primary Care already operates 48 care centers located in Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Florida that treat about 35,000 seniors enrolled in multiple Medicare Advantage plans. Read More: Forbes