Lovelace Health System Signs In-Network Agreement with Humana

Contract gives Humana members in New Mexico access to Lovelace Health System’s doctors and inpatient, outpatient and emergency services

 

ALBUQUERQUE — September 16, 2014 — Lovelace Health System and its affiliated medical group, Lovelace Medical Group/Southwest Medical Associates, will now provide in-network health care benefits to members of Humana’s Medicare Advantage health plans in 23 New Mexico counties.   

Effective Oct. 1, 2014, in-network benefits to Lovelace’s full inpatient, outpatient and emergency services will be available to members of Humana’s Medicare Advantage HMO, PPO or Private-Fee-for-Service health plans in the following counties: Bernalillo, Catron, Cibola, Colfax, Curry, De Baca, Grant, Guadalupe, Lincoln, Los Alamos, McKinley, Quay, Rio Arriba, Roosevelt, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Sierra, Socorro, Taos, Torrance, Union and Valencia. 

Humana members may seek services through Lovelace’s network of hospitals, clinics and providers.  This includes more than 80 Lovelace Medical Group providers, five hospitals, two family/internal medicine clinics, two Women’s Services Clinic and a pulmonary clinic in Albuquerque, as well as a hospital and family health center in Roswell. 

“Humana is proud to partner with Lovelace Health System to increase health care options for our members who live in the region,” said Mark Iorio, Vice President of Senior Products for Humana’s Central West Region. “Lovelace is a well-respected health care system that shares a commitment to the medical needs, health and well-being of our members.”

Lovelace Health System is comprised of Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, Lovelace Women's Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center and Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Lovelace Medical Group, Southwest Medical Associates and 11 retail pharmacy locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe.

“We are pleased to welcome Humana members to Lovelace,” said Ron Stern, President and CEO, Lovelace Health System. “Lovelace is dedicated to serving our community and patients and we are looking forward to serving the needs of Humana members with our network of hospitals, clinics and providers.” 

“Humana’s approach to life-long well-being for Medicare beneficiaries is the perfect complement to Lovelace Health System’s innovative patient-centered care,” said Ted Roybal, Manager of Senior Products for Humana in New Mexico. “We believe this partnership will greatly benefit our Medicare Advantage members.”

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders
  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  • Most recent investor conference presentations
  • Quarterly earnings news releases
  • Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
  • Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors)
  • Corporate Governance information

About Lovelace Health System

Lovelace Health System consists of Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Rehabilitation Hospital, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, Lovelace Westside Hospital, Heart Hospital of New Mexico at Lovelace Medical Center, Lovelace Regional Hospital-Roswell, Lovelace Medical Group, Southwest Medical Associates and 11 retail pharmacy locations in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Santa Fe. For more information, go to www.lovelace.com.

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