Provider alliances are characterized by tight relationships with best-in-class providers. These alliances are a portable, flexible business model (allowing speed to market) and include a consultative approach in helping physicians provide the best care for their clients. While contract-based rather than equity-based, these alliances are highly committed, multiyear relationships. Many of Humana’s provider alliances operate in clinic environments, serve a Medicare Advantage (MA) population and establish exclusive solutions for Humana’s MA members.
In these value-based arrangements, physicians run the business with a great amount of autonomy, and Humana supports them with the tools, resources and marketing to grow their practice and enhance care. In this scenario, Humana’s members win – with improved care, reduced costs and better health outcomes.