How A Cigna-Humana Combination Could Alter Home-Based Care In The US

Over the last week, a potential Cigna Group (NYSE: CI) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) combination has gone from a rumor to a real possibility. After I reported on the topic for Home Health Care News on Tuesday, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal confirmed that the two companies were in talks, on Wednesday and […]

Humana Partners With CINQCARE To Deliver Home-Based Care To Medicare Advantage Members

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has formed a partnership with CINQCARE, a health care company that delivers care in the home and community. “At Humana, our unwavering commitment has always been to provide high-quality care and improve health outcomes,” Julie Mascari, president of Humana Northeast regional Medicare, said in a press statement. “By combining our expertise […]

Rumors Swirl Around Potential Cigna Group-Humana Combination

Rumors suggesting that Cigna Group (NYSE: CI) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) are in talks to combine are swirling. Nothing is official yet, but the combination of two of the largest insurers in the country would have significant ripple effects on the home health industry, for a variety of reasons. On Nov. 6, Reuters first […]

Humana’s Plans For Value-Based Care, Home Health M&A

Over the years, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been vocal about prioritizing value-based care. On Wednesday, it released its annual “Value-Based Care Report,” which affirms why its been crucial to the company’s Medicare Advantage (MA) beneficiaries. Overall, MA members who are getting care through value-based arrangements received more time with their primary care physician. These […]

Humana’s Big Plans To Optimize CenterWell Home Health, Drive Value-Based Care

To bolster value-based care, Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is launching a comprehensive initiative to reimagine its home health operations. Humana’s home health engine — CenterWell Home Health — continues to be one of its strongest performing arms. In its fee-for-service business, year-to-date episodic admissions are up 8.6%, while total admissions are up 5.1%. However, as […]

Bruce Broussard, Who Helped Turn Humana Into Home-Based Care Powerhouse, To Step Down As CEO

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) – one of the largest insurers and home health providers in the country – announced a leadership transition Wednesday. Longtime CEO Bruce Broussard will step down, with Jim Rechtin stepping into his position in 2024. This was a “long-planned” CEO transition, according to Humana. Rechtin will join Humana on Jan. 8, […]

Home-Based Primary Care Can Lead To Modest Improvements In Avoidable Hospitalizations

The utilization of home-based primary care (HBPC) for high-need, high-cost patients could lead to lower rates of potentially avoidable hospitalizations after two years of care. That’s according to a new study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. However, the study did not find any conclusive evidence that showed HBPC reduces avoidable hospitalizations in […]