Humana shares value-based care expertise in industry webinar

At a time in which the health care industry is moving away from fee-for-service models – hundreds of industry professionals signed up for a webinar to learn more about Humana’s approach, best practices and success in value-based care agreements.

On December 6, Vice President Caraline Coats of Humana’s Provider Development Center of Excellence participated as a panelist in FierceHealthPayer’s “Best Practices for Value-Based Payment Arrangements.” Coats was joined by fellow panelist Tom Leyden, Director of Value Partnerships at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, with FierceMarkets senior editor Leslie Small serving as moderator.

Humana is proud to have been in the value-based space for more than 30 years. Coats, who leads Humana’s efforts in support of physicians and providers in value-based care relationships with the company, provided an overview of the company’s approach – how Humana helps providers as they move from volume to value, and how we’re meeting challenges inherent in the process:

•  The results tell the story. Patients treated by physicians in Humana value-based arrangements experience better health outcomes and lower costs than in traditional fee-for-service models.

•  Humana’s Integrated Care Delivery model brings simplicity and connectivity to the healthcare experience. Through best practices, Humana leverages people, process, and technology to facilitate successful partnerships.

•  Humana develops a long-term understanding of a provider’s needs and capabilities, and meet them along the way on the value-based continuum.

Humana does not believe in a “one-size-fits-all” agreement structure, and offers different relationship options to meet specific provide needs depending on infrastructure, capabilities, and level of commitment in moving from volume to value. This includes a range of possible Partnership Models that range in degree of equity investment.

Those who registered for the webinar come from a wide range of affiliations, representing hospitals, physician practices, pharmaceutical companies, insurers, universities, federal and local health care agencies, law firms, and other entities.

To view or listen to a recording of the webinar, click on this link to “post-register” for the webinar. You’ll then receive an email confirmation with a second link. When you click on that second link, you can view the slides and play the webinar audio.

And for additional information on Humana and value-based care – including services and support; payment models; and results – please visit

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