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Humana has started an incentive program that, for the first time, will provide financial bonuses to hospitals based in part on well they take care of patients with short-term medical conditions, such as heart attacks, broken bones and gunshot wounds.
Humana shares fell more than 3 percent in morning trading after the Louisville-based insurer said that first-quarter pre-tax income fell by nearly $1 billion compared to a year ago — though results at that time reflected a nearly $950 million gain from the failed Aetna merger.
Humana has reached an agreement to pay five maternity care providers, including three near Louisville, based at least in part on patient outcomes, rather than the number of health care services they provide.
Humana is working with competitors to use blockchain, the technology underlying cryptocurrencies, in a pilot program to improve frequently faulty data that older consumers use to find medical providers.
Humana’s reported interest in a merger with Walmart, much like its planned acquisition of a portion of Kindred Healthcare, reflects the insurance industry's growing interest in providing health care — not just paying for it, a University of Louisville professor told Insider.