Humana Extends Contract with HCA-HealthONE in Colorado Through 2008

Good news for our clients with Humana health insurance. After it seemed that HCA was handing out unreasonable rate increases, Humana Inc. HUM announced today that its existing contract with HCA-HealthONE hospital and ancillary facilities has been extended from June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008 for all Humana members throughout Colorado.

“We have forged a much tighter relationship with HCA-HealthOne, since our members in Colorado seek out care in their hospitals, surgery centers, and imaging sites a majority of the time,” said Leslie Andrews, president for Humana’s Colorado health insurance market. “A majority of our inpatient admissions and outpatient services are performed in an HCA-HealthONE facility in the Denver Metro Area, so we are delighted to enter into a long-term relationship with HealthONE facilities,” said Andrews.

“HCA-HealthONE accepts all Humana’s commercial and Medicare plans, so our members access them as an in-network provider, which reduces their out-of-pocket costs,” said Rich Powers, vice president of network contracting for Humana’s Colorado market. “The contract extension just makes sense for both organizations because it allows us to have as little network disruption as possible for all our members in Colorado and makes their overall healthcare experience with us and the facilities they use a positive one.”

Humana health insurance clients in Colorado have in-network access to the following HCA/HealthONE facilities:

HCA/HealthONE Hospitals in Humana's Provider Network
Medical Center of Aurora
Aurora Centennial Medical Plaza
Centennial Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Denver North Suburban Medical Center
Thornton Rose Medical Center
Denver Swedish Medical Center
Denver Sky Ridge Medical Center
Lone Tree
HCA/HealthONE Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Humana's Provider Network
Centrum Surgical Center
Englewood Lakewood Surgical Center
Lakewood Midtown Surgical Center
Denver Sky Ridge Surgery Center
Long Tree North Suburban Surgery Center
Glendale North Suburban Spine Center
Thornton Rocky Mountain Surgery Center
Englewood Rose Surgical Center
Denver Lowry Surgical Center
Denver  HCA/HealthONE Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital Sites in Humana's  Provider Network
Spalding at PSL Medical Center
Denver Spalding at Rose Medical Center
Denver Spalding at Aurora

Humana members also have in-network access to HCA’s 16 Freestanding Imaging Centers throughout Denver and the surrounding communities.

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