Humana Adds Two New Value-Based Payment Programs for Select Medicare Advantage Plans

Humana announced today the expansion of its value-based program portfolio by adding two new programs for members of select Humana Medicare Advantage plans.

The first is the coronary artery bypass grafting episode-based model for certain members undergoing heart bypass surgery. The model provides cardiothoracic clinicians with data and analytics as well as financial incentives for enhancing patient care, delivering a more coordinated care experience, and reducing unnecessary services readmissions and complications.

The other new program is Humana’s third orthopedic payment program and is for certain members undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty. This program also provides clinicians with data and analytics, and offers payments when better health outcomes are achieved and when lower-costing surgery sites, such as at ambulatory surgical centers, are selected. Read More: HealthCareFinance

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