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Humana and Guthrie Partner to Offer Value-Based Care in Twin Tiers Region

SAYRE, Pa. & LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guthrie is teaming up with national health and well-being leader Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) on a value-based health care agreement designed to offer Humana’s 4,000 Medicare Advantage members in north central Pennsylvania and south central New York an option for a more coordinated, more personalized health care experience.

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Value-based care, also known as accountable care, is a growing national trend representing a shift away from the historic health care model that focused on treating individual health events. Value-based care aligns all players in the health care system to focus on a person’s overall health and long-term well-being.

Guthrie, a non-profit integrated health care delivery system located in north central Pennsylvania and Upstate New York, includes four hospitals, more than 290 physicians and 175 mid-levels, 32 regional provider offices in 23 communities, and home health and home care services.

“Guthrie is committed to delivering the Triple Aim across our integrated health system – better health outcomes, a better patient experience, and less costly care,” said Frederick Bloom, MD, President of Guthrie Medical Group. “We are pleased that we have been able to take a partnership approach with Humana on part of this journey, to provide greater value to our patients. This approach will support our Humana Medicare patients to achieve improved outcomes and a better experience, like reduction in hospitalizations and ER visits, helping them to lead longer...