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Humana Veterans Healthcare Services awarded Project Hero Demonstration
Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) announced that Humana Veterans Healthcare Services (HVHS) was awarded the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Project Hero demonstration contract to support healthcare delivery to veterans in Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) 8,16, 20 and 23. As per the terms of the award, HVHS will have the chance to serve veterans in Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington; and portions of Alabama, California, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, Montana, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. HVHS will work with local VA officials to deliver timely access to high quality, cost-effective care, for the veteran population in the affected areas. The contract consists of one base period and four one-year option periods.
“We are honored to be selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to meet up with the health care needs of our nation’s veterans,” said Al Poteet, HVHS’ president and chief executive officer. “As a veteran and former member of the Department of Veterans Affairs team, I look forward to developing a collaborative partnership with the VA to help administer the quality and cost of health care services for such a worthy population.”
Drawing on Humana’s substantial government experience in Medicare and TRICARE, HVHS will offer an extensive collection of resources and services. Among the clinical offerings will be behavior health, diagnostic, dialysis, medical and surgical services. Availability of these services will improve the ability of VA’s patient-focused health care system for the Department’s registered veterans.