HMO Humana Kentucky Medicare Advantage Plan Receives Prestigious 5-Star Rating
LOUISVILLE, Ky .– (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the leading national health and wellness companies, announced that its Kentucky HMO plan offered by Humana Health Plan of Ohio, Inc. has received a quality rating the highest possible for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Plan Year 2022. The Kentucky HMO plan, which is offered in Boone, Campbell, Grant, Kenton and Pendleton counties in Kentucky, is one of four Medicare Advantage plans from Humana in the country that has received a 5-star rating, reflecting the Humana’s commitment to high quality care, patient-centered clinical outcomes and reliable customer service.
“Receiving a 5-star rating for this plan is a tremendous honor that recognizes our long-standing dedication to the health and well-being of the Humana Medicare Advantage members and the Northern Kentucky communities we serve,” said Kathie Mancini. , Medicare East Central Region president for Humana. “We have developed strong collaborations with local healthcare providers who have helped our members get the care they need and achieve positive health outcomes through a value-based strategy.
“Throughout the pandemic, our goal has been to meet the needs of our members where it is safest for them and to encourage the use of masks and vaccines to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have posted thousands of masks and proactively contacted our members to help them get the care and resources they need to thrive in these trying times, ”added Mancini. “Additionally, our members have been able to use the Covington Neighborhood Center for their virtual outreach needs to address key social determinants of health, in large part through our partnership with St. Elizabeth’s physicians and local community organizations.
“St. Elizabeth Healthcare is proud to partner with Humana to provide high quality care and patient-centered programs to residents of Northern Kentucky,” said Bill Banks, vice president of managed care for St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “We have worked closely with Humana to establish an HMO plan built around our healthcare system and focused on value-based care, and we are delighted that this plan has now been recognized with a 5 star rating. ”
About Medicare Advantage
Medicare Advantage’s unique public-private structure creates an atmosphere of competition that drives innovation that can help reduce costs and focus care on a person’s overall health.
Medicare Advantage plans focus on coordinating care for people with multiple chronic conditions, helping to drive cost-effective interventions to meet the unique health needs of aging and disabled Americans. These are just a few reasons why over 40 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries choose to be covered by Medicare Advantage plans.
About Medicare Advantage Enrollment
The Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan’s Annual Election Period (AEP) begins October 15 and continues through December 7, 2021. During this registration period, people eligible for Medicare can choose Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans for the period. year to come – with coverage effective January 1, 2022.
Individuals eligible for Medicare can make a one-time choice to enroll in a plan offered by an MA organization with a 5-star rating in the year in which that plan has the overall 5-star performance rating, provided that the registrant meets the other conditions required to join this plan. This special 5-star election is available from December 8 to November 30 of the following year.
For more information on Humana’s Medicare 2022 offerings, visit www.Humana.com/Medicare or call the toll-free number 1-800-213-5286 (TTY: 711). Authorized sales agents are available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. local time, seven days a week.
About CMS Star Rating
The CMS rating system measures the excellence of national health insurance plans each year. A plan can receive a rating between one and five stars, with five stars being the highest rating. CMS uses information from member satisfaction surveys, health plans, and health care providers to assign overall ratings to plans. The scoring system uses over 40 different quality measures across nine categories, including:
Staying healthy: screenings, tests and vaccines
Manage chronic conditions (long term)
Members’ experience with the health plan
Member complaints and changes in health plan performance
Health plan customer service
Pharmacare customer service
Member complaints and changes in drug plan performance
Member experience with the drug plan
Drug safety and accurate drug prices
Additional information on CMS star ratings is available at: www.medicare.gov.
Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history of providing care and administering health plans helps us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and reduce costs. Our efforts lead to a better quality of life for people receiving Medicare, families, individuals, military personnel and communities in general.
We do this by supporting physicians and other healthcare professionals as they strive to deliver the right care in the right place to their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a streamlined experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more efficient.
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Humana is an HMO Medicare Advantage organization and a stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Membership of a Humana plan depends on contract renewal. Each year, Medicare evaluates the plans based on a 5-star rating system.