Humana and Kindred detail progress on pilot programs

Humana has been focused on integrating Kindred at Home in order to personalize and simplify the in-home care experience. Earlier today, the company announced an update on its progress in its six pilot markets:

In the home, through our minority investment in Kindred at Home, we are piloting value-based care models in multiple markets and continue to see encouraging results from a stand-alone financial perspective for Kindred at Home, and from the standpoint of delivering improved clinical outcomes for our members.

To usher in the next wave of integration, Humana and Kindred at Home have invested in an interdisciplinary team of clinicians responsible for taking the best practices gleaned from pilot markets and applying those learnings across Kindred’s broad geographic footprint.

In our pilot markets, we have seen 1,800 home health episode authorizations year to date under the new value-based model compared to 600 in all of 2018. The first expanded coverage area includes 6 states – Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia – representing over 90 Kindred at Home branches.

For the full year, we expect a total of nearly 20,000 home health episode authorizations under the new value-based model for both the pilot markets and expanded coverage areas.

“Many of our Medicare Advantage members want to be able to receive the care they need in their homes, and the company’s pilots with Kindred are designed to achieve this goal,” said Kirk Allen, Senior Vice President, Home Care, Humana. “We’re very pleased with the results that we have made and will continue our efforts to enhance our in-home care experience through this integration with Kindred at Home.”

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