Collaborative Health Partners, Humana Team up on Value-Based Care in Central Virginia

4,000 Medicare Advantage members in Lynchburg area now have access to
fast-growing trend in health care delivery

Health Partners
(CHP) and Humana
. (NYSE: HUM) have teamed up on a value-based health care
agreement designed to offer Humana’s 4,000 Medicare Advantage members in
Lynchburg and throughout Central Virginia an option for a more
coordinated, more personalized health care experience.

Value-based care, also known as accountable care, is a growing national
trend representing a shift away from the historic health care model that
focused on treating individual health events. Value-based care aligns
all players in the health care system to focus on a person’s overall
health and long-term well-being. CHP, a clinically integrated physician
network consisting of Central
Virginia Family Physicians
, Medical
Associates of Central Virginia
, Physician
Treatment Center
, and Access
, includes 100 physicians.

“We are excited to develop this relationship which further supports
CHP’s mission to support broad access to quality, affordable, and
personalized health care for our patients,” Shawn Crawford, CEO of CHP.

Through the new agreement, Humana’s population health capabilities,
including predictive analytics, chronic disease management and wellness
programs, will complement CHP’s integrated health care network and
patient centered medical home initiatives. The goal, according to Humana
Medicare Products President Neil Steffens, is to place primary care
physicians at the center of the health care system.

“The primary care physician is the key to creating a more effective
health care system,” explained Steffens. “Value-based care creates a
framework that allows primary care physicians to spend more time with
patients, arms them with the tools they need to truly manage their
patients’ health, and aligns the health care system to be more
responsive to the people it serves.”

The agreement includes value-based incentives tied to performance
improvement and quality outcomes, emphasizing standard measures defined
by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Healthcare
Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) including breast cancer
screening, colorectal screening, comprehensive diabetes care, and
high-risk medications.

Humana has nearly 30 years of accountable care experience, reflected in
results from approximately one million Medicare Advantage members that
showed significant improvements in quality, outcomes and costs through
partnerships like the one with CHP.

Today, Humana has 1.6 million individual Medicare Advantage members and
200,000 commercial members today that are cared for by approximately
44,000 primary care physicians, in more than 900 value-based
relationships across 43 states and Puerto Rico. For more information,

About Collaborative Health Partners

CHP brings together independent physicians and specialists to streamline
care, increase cost efficiencies and improve access to community
resources. Because CHP has the largest primary care network in Central
Virginia, they have a deeper, more patient-focused platform to align
around quality and cost in a way not achievable in traditional health
care models.

More information regarding CHP is available at

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and
well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their
best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The
company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and
clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change,
proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we
serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the
Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at,
including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders;
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
  • Most recent investor conference presentations;
  • Quarterly earnings news releases;
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
  • Calendar of events; and
  • Corporate Governance information.


Humana Inc.
Jeff Blunt, 513-826-7094
Health Partners
Lauren Bennett, 434-534-6726