HealthLeaders Media February 25, 2021
Medicare Advantage contract between Humana and Mercy expands to offer patients access to Mercy Virtual services. The arrangement is part of Humana’s expanding focus on value-based contracts.
To improve the health status of its members and reduce the total cost of care, virtual care will become a pivotal component of a Medicare Advantage value-based contract between Louisville, Kentucky-based insurance company Humana and St. Louis, Missouri-based Mercy health system.
The contract, which is already in effect, now provides in-network access to Mercy Virtual, which offers 24/7 telemedicine services. The center is staffed with more than 300 clinicians and includes virtual primary care.
The initiative covers Humana Medicare Advantage members who are patients of more than 4,000 of Mercy’s integrated primary and...