Humana debuts national complex care mgmt program

Humana is launching a care management program for chronically ill Medicare members in several states. The program, which provides care through both telephone and field-based social workers, nurses, health coaches and Humana managers, is designed to cut down on unnecessary trips to the hospital. Humana workers will be tasked with making sure that seniors have the right medications, transport to medical appointments and home-safety measures such as ramps and grab bars. The program is being overseen by Tampa, FL-based Green Ribbon Health, one of five Medicare Health Support pilot programs. Green Ribbon operates in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and plans to start in Kentucky later this month. It will expand to another nine states by the end of September, the health plan said.

To learn more about the program:
- read this article from The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal

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