Thursday, August 6, 2009

Humana Military Healthcare Services Receives Accreditation in Diabetes Disease Management Program

Re-accreditation also awarded for Asthma and Heart Failure

Humana Military Healthcare Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), recently received accreditation for its Disease Management Program – Diabetes and its first re-accreditation for Disease Management programs in Asthma and Heart Failure.

“We are proud URAC recognizes our commitment to providing quality health care to our men and women in uniform, retirees and dependents,” said Dave Baker, president and CEO of Humana Military. “Our disease management programs help beneficiaries understand and manage their special health conditions and we are happy to offer this benefit.”

“By applying for and receiving Disease Management Accreditation, Humana Military has demonstrated a commitment to quality health care,” said Alan P. Spielman, URAC president and CEO. “Quality health care is crucial to our nation’s welfare and it is important to have organizations that are willing to measure themselves against national standards.”

In addition, Humana Military has current URAC accreditation for Case Management, Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Health Network, Health Utilization Management, and Health Web Site.

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is a leader in promoting health care quality through accreditation and certification programs. URAC’s standards keep pace with the rapid changes in the healthcare system, and provide a mark of distinction for health care organizations to demonstrate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures all stakeholders are represented in setting meaningful standards for the health care industry. For more information, visit
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