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Broussard: More health care to be provided at home

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Humana CEO Bruce Broussard said he expects ever more patients to get treated in their homes for ever more conditions, thanks to telehealth services, high-tech monitoring and traveling doctors.

 

That trend, he said, aligns with the company’s recently announced pilot program with Walgreens to establish senior-focused neighborhood clinics and the acquisition of a stake in the home health care provider Kindred.

 

Both of those steps reflect the company’s desire to keep its Medicare patients out of hospitals — which saves costs and allows people to stay at home longer — while at the same time enabling the insurer to tailor its response to patient needs.

 

 

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