Humana expands Medicare Advantage network through new partnership with Heritage

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HPN will serve Humana's Medicare Advantage HMO and Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan members in six Southern California counties. (Getty Images/troutfisherman)

Humana is partnering with Heritage Provider Network (HPN) to expand in-network offerings for members in Southern California.

HPN physicians can now serve Humana Medicare Advantage (MA) HMO enrollees in Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) members in Kern County and Ventura County will have access to HPN’s network as well.

Namely, the new partnership will improve the quality of care members receive by increasing their access to preventive services, according to a press release.

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13th Partnering with ACOS & IDNS Summit

This two-day summit taking place on June 10–11, 2019, offers a unique opportunity to have invaluable face-to-face time with key executives from various ACOs and IDNs from the entire nation – totaling over 3.5 million patients served in 2018. Exclusively at this summit, attendees are provided with inside information and data from case studies on how to structure an ACO/IDN pitch, allowing them to gain the tools to position their organization as a “strategic partner” to ACOs and IDNs, rather than a merely a “vendor.”

Humana will also help HPN physicians spend more time with patients by providing them with real-time data and care support tools.

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Richard Merkin, M.D., HPN’s president and CEO, said the partnership will “coordinate care needs across our entire system and tailor healthcare services proactively.”

By working with HPN, members have “additional access to value-based care,” said Humana’s California Medicare president Rick Beavin.

HPN’s provider network includes 3,600 primary care physicians and 10,000 specialists at hospitals, urgent care centers, primary care centers, and surgical centers in four states. In addition to California, HPN serves Missouri, New York, and Arizona.

The press release said HPN and Humana “look forward to further expansion.”

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