Humana to provide Kentucky residents Medicaid Managed Care

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has announced that it has selected Humana to participate in its Medicaid Managed Care program to provide coverage to eligible children and adults across the state beginning in July 2020.

“Nearly 60 years ago, Humana was founded in Kentucky as a company to care for its residents and their health. We’re honored to continue this tradition by serving people covered by Kentucky’s Medicaid program starting in 2020,” said Humana Medicaid President John Barger. “Across our health plans, we’ve been integrating medical care with pharmacy and behavioral and social health services. We will leverage this comprehensive view of our members along with our community partnerships, provider relationships, and commitment to population health to support the well-being of the individuals and families covered by Kentucky Medicaid.”

“Humana and health are synonymous in Kentucky. Our plan is to provide the Commonwealth’s Medicaid population with holistic care, addressing physical, emotional, and social health needs, with a dedicated team,” said Jeb Duke, Humana’s Kentucky-based Medicaid leader. “As a lifelong Kentuckian I’m proud to lead our local team supported by more than 12,000 Kentucky based associates in improving the lives of our members.”

Humana will continue to cover its 150,000 members under its current contract until the launch of the new contract. The program is scheduled to begin enrolling eligible Kentuckians in July 2020. The statewide program is expected to provide health care to approximately 1.3 million Medicaid enrollees. The statewide contract term is set to last through 2025, with the potential for five (5) additional two-year contract extensions.

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