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IASIS Healthcare expands partnership with Humana

IASIS Healthcare (IASIS) has announced that its managed care solutions organization, Health Choice, has been selected by Humana Medical Plan, a Humana Inc subsidiary, to provide an array of administrative and managed care services to Humana's Medicaid members in Florida.

This arrangement expands upon the existing partnership between Humana and Health Choice, which includes collaboration around care management and care coordination programs for Humana plan members in Arizona and Utah through risk- and value-based provider agreements between Humana and the provider networks established under the Health Choice Preferred brand in those markets.

Humana and IASIS have rigorously planned and prepared for the new Florida partnership, as a further step toward collaborating on patient-oriented, cost-efficient population health management models.

"The Florida partnership joins Health Choice’s expertise in providing integrated, coordinated care services and population health management with Humana’s commitment to enhance wellness opportunities for its members," said IASIS Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Whitmer. "We look forward to partnering with Humana to support the state of Florida in its transition from the traditional fee-for-service model to its new Managed Medical Assistance program designed to improve health outcomes and cost efficiencies."

Health Choice is one of the nation’s longest-standing managed Medicaid insurers. In partnering with Humana, Health Choice will leverage its 24 years of experience serving Medicaid and Medicare members in Utah and Arizona, which was one of the first states to adopt a managed care model under which private insurers partner with the Medicaid program to provide member care on a capitated basis.

"This partnership showcases the progress IASIS has made toward one of our core strategies, which is to grow all of Health Choice’s business segments, including its health plans, integrated provider networks and managed service organization product lines," said Whitmer.