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Humana Inc. to Present at Goldman Sachs’ 10th Annual Healthcare CEOs Unscripted

MHW can now confirm that Humana Inc.s Bruce D. Broussard, President and Chief Executive Officer, will make a presentation to investors at the Goldman Sachs Annual Healthcare CEO Conference.

The conference is set for Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. eastern time.

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available via Humana’s Investor Relations page at humana.com. The company suggests webcast participants sign on approximately 15 minutes in advance of the presentation to allow time to run a system test and download any free software needed for access purposes.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site.

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First Look: Humana to Acquire a 40 Percent Minority Interest in Kindred’s Homecare Business

Humana Inc. has announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a 40 percent minority interest in the Kindred at Home Division (Kindred at Home) of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., the nation’s largest home health provider and second largest hospice operator, for estimated cash consideration of approximately $800 million, including Humana’s share of transaction and related expenses to facilitate a complete separation from the Long Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation businesses (the Specialty Hospital company).

The transaction and related expenses include, among other costs, bond breakage fees, the extinguishment of certain legacy liabilities, the acceleration of certain stock awards, and advisory fees and expenses. The implied enterprise value of Kindred at Home is $3.15 billion before these expenses.

So what’s behind the acquisition? According to a provided media statement, the thinking is very clear.

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New Humana Tool Aims to Improve Medication Management and Safety

According to the official word handed down to MHW today, a new tool developed by Humana Inc. enables Humana members to more easily keep a list of their medications in one place.

The resource, we’re told, helps members stay organized to improve medication management, safety and clinical outcomes.

Members can access the RxMentor tool via the MyHumana.com website or by downloading the app for iPhone and Android devices.

In addition to the user benefits, the RxMentor tool will allow physicians and health care providers to feel more confident in their medication prescribing management when the list is shared with them. This is because the app pulls from claims data in addition to medication and allergy information that is self-reported by the member.

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Humana Launches ‘Innovation Challenge’ to Make Digital Health Records More Useful

MHW learned today that Humana Inc. is sponsoring an Innovation Challenge in California to make digital health records – specifically in the Medicare space – more useful to patients, physicians, caregivers and others who need to see complex data in a more human-centered way.

“Traditionally, the health care industry has stored digital health records – medical claims, pharmacy claims, calls, letters, hospital stays, and health program participation – in disparate places across different systems,” a provided statement notes. “But with advanced data processing and analytics, it is now possible to assemble these data sources into a chronological “story,” with all the different elements stitched together into a logical time order. Now that the data is organized, the opportunity is to present the data through a tool simple enough to allow users to make sense of even the most complex chronic history.”

In short, that’s the challenge for participants, who are encouraged to use visual and/or voice interaction modes to help users – including doctors, care managers, customer-service associates, and certainly the patient and her family – make best use of the data.

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Humana Adds Telemedicine Tech Benefit in Medicare Advantage Plans in Georgia and South Carolina

telemedicineIn an effort to “better meet members’ needs and expand access to care,” Humana is teaming up with MDLIVE, a leading telemedicine services and software provider, to provide Humana Medicare beneficiaries virtual access to doctors in select counties in Georgia and South Carolina.

Humana is including the telemedicine benefit on certain Medicare Advantage plans offered for the 2017 plan year.

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Kurbo Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Combat Childhood Obesity

Kurbo Health Announces Partnership with Humana to Combat Childhood ObesityCalifornia-based Kurbo Health and Humana are teaming up to target a fast-growing threat to today’s youth – obesity.

Starting this month, qualified employers with a Humana health plan will have the option to purchase a twelve-month subscription to Kurbo Health’s mobile health coaching and weight loss program as a wellness benefit for employees’ children.

While insurers in the past have provided access to weight loss programs to companies for adult employees, this is the first time a wellness program specifically designed to help an employee’s children has been introduced on such a large scale.
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Kaiser, Humana, and AT&T Ramp Up Focus on Personalization of Healthcare Services and Technologies

Kaiser, Humana, and AT&T Ramp Up Focus on Personalization of Healthcare Services and TechnologiesSome of the most prominent names in healthcare and technology are escalating their attention and focus on personalization in the healthcare space.

To that end, the first day of the second-annual Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers concluded “with a discussion on the need for clear and innovative payment models in new connected health solutions.”

Day one was highlighted by executives from Kaiser Permanente, Humana, and AT&T delivering keynotes focusing — as a press release provided to mHealthWatch explains — “on the personalization of healthcare and its role in the Internet of Things.”
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