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Humana (HUM) to Boost Medicare Advantage Network in Hawaii

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Humana Inc. HUM has entered into a partnership with Hawaii Senior Medical Group to provide coordinated and enriched experience for Medicare Advantage members in Hawaii. The company is committed to offer care involving more time with health professionals, personalized care, access to proactive health screenings and programs, etc.Members can expect doctors specialized in caring for Medicare members, coordination with specialists, walk-in appointments and much more with Hawaii SMG. Hawaii Senior Medical Group’s physicians will also gain traction from this alliance as they can access Humana’s tools and resources, which would help optimizing the time physicians spend with members covered under Humana Medicare Advantage.Humana expects to boost patient outcomes through customized care for individuals with this tie-up. Stocks to ConsiderInvestors interested in the medical sector might consider some better-ranked stocks like Select Medical Holdings Corporation SEM, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WCG and Genesis Healthcare, Inc. GEN. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.Select Medical Holdings operates critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers.

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Tuesday, November 19


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Humana and Hawaii Senior Medical Group Announce Agreement Expanding Value-Based Care for Humana Medicare Advantage Members in Hawaii

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This agreement continues to build on the growing national relationship between Humana and Seoul Medical Group (SMG), which includes California, Washington, Georgia and New Jersey. More personal time with health professionals and personalized care that is tailored to each person’s unique health situation;. Humana has an extensive and growing value-based care presence. As of Sept. 30, 2019, Humana has more than 2.3 million individual Medicare Advantage members and approximately 115,000 commercial members who are cared for by more than 60,000 primary care physicians in more than 1,000 value-based relationships across 43 states and Puerto Rico. Founded in 1993, Seoul Medical Group is one of the country’s leading physician-run medical groups with more than 3400 primary care and specialist physicians who embody the philosophy that puts patients’ needs first, with both clinical and non-clinical healthcare services.

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Humana Pharmacy Wins Specialty Pharmacy Patient Choice Award, Two Years in a Row

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Humana Pharmacy is continually improving capabilities to create a better experience for the customers they serve. Personalized Experience: For patients with chronic, complex health conditions, the team provides a personalized experience throughout their treatment, offering access to a disease management team member and clinical nurses who are experts in patient’s specialty condition. Assisting Patient: The team supports patients with chronic, complex health conditions in applying for patient assistance programs to cover the cost of their specialty drug, makes it easy for them to access Humana’s clinical programs and applies a practical approach to managing side effects. By utilizing ParcelShield’s platform, the team can proactively detect when there might be a problem with a package delivery – such as weather and air travel issues – in order to prevent delays in customers getting their therapy. Our specialty pharmacy team is committed and dedicated to our customers, helping them to engage in their health which in turn leads to better health outcomes,” said Scott Greenwell, President, Humana Pharmacy Solutions.

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Monday, November 18


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Humana (HUM) Scales New 52-Week High on Solid Q3 Earnings

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Let’s delve deeper and analyze the factors responsible for the stock’s upsurge.Driving FactorsThe company retained investors' favorable sentiments surrounding the stock with an earnings beat in all the last four quarters, the average being 8.6%.Humana’s third-quarter 2019 earnings per share of $5.03 surpassed both the Zacks Consensus Estimate and the year-over year figure by 9.8%. Humana has been chosen as one of the health plans to provide Florida’s Medicare retirees with Medicare coverage effective Jan 1, 2020. The company recently announced the launch of Humana Honor Medicare Advantage plans for 2020, designed to complement the Veterans Affairs program.The company has also been progressing well on the back of its strategic initiatives. This initiative further reflects the company’s strong liquidity and it not only retains the existing investors’ optimism but also attracts new ones.Stocks to ConsiderInvestors interested in the medical sector might consider some better-ranked stocks like Select Medical Holdings Corporation SEM, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. WCG and Genesis Healthcare, Inc. GEN. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.Select Medical Holdings operates critical illness recovery hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation clinics and occupational health centers.

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Saturday, November 16


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CORRECTING and REPLACING University of California, Los Angeles Wins the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics Case Competition

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The student team of Ozgur Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Full-time and part-time master's students from accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration programs, or other similar master’s programs in business, healthcare, or analytics, were eligible to enter. “This contest is an excellent way for students to practice their analytical skills on the current challenges we face in health care,” said Heather Cox, Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer for Humana. “This case study is an example of how students learn to apply their analytical skills to solve complex business problems which can have a social impact, and in this case, improve the lives of patients and their families.”.

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Maverick Capital LTD Raised Its Humana INC (HUM) Holding

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117.73 million shares or 0.66% less from 118.52 million shares in 2019Q1 were reported. Maverick Cap Limited owns 5.96% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 1.55 million shares. The hedge fund held 1.55 million shares of the medical specialities company at the end of 2019Q2, valued at $411.41 million, up from 617,948 at the end of the previous reported quarter. More notable recent Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Humana Inc (HUM) Q3 2019 Earnings Call Transcript – Motley Fool” on November 06, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Mizuho Starts Bullish Coverage On Health Insurance Stocks – Yahoo Finance” published on October 18, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “5 Top Stock Trades for Thursday: UBER, MTCH, KL – Investorplace.com” on November 06, 2019.

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Friday, November 15


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University of California, Los Angeles Wins the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics Case Competition

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The student team of Ozguk Cetinok, Leah Kelly, and Erica Millwater from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has won the $30,000 First Place prize in the Humana-Mays Health Care Analytics 2019 Case Competition sponsored by health and well-being company Humana Inc. (HUM) and Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Full-time and part-time master's students from accredited Master of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Information Systems, Master of Public Health, Master of Business Administration programs, or other similar master’s programs in business, healthcare, or analytics, were eligible to enter. “This contest is an excellent way for students to practice their analytical skills on the current challenges we face in health care,” said Heather Cox, Chief Digital Health and Analytics Officer for Humana. To that end, I am pleased that the students’ analyses will help Humana shape the way the industry delivers healthcare to alleviate the opioid epidemic,” says Arvind Mahajan, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs at Mays Business School.

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Thursday, November 14


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Humana Pharmacy Wins Surescripts 2019 White Coat Award™ For Prescription Accuracy

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Annual Award Celebrates Electronic Health Records, Health Systems and Pharmacy Industry Leaders for Improving Patient Safety and Workflow Efficiency. Humana Pharmacy, the mail-delivery pharmacy service of Humana Inc. (HUM), has won the prestigious 2019 Surescripts White Coat Award, an honor that celebrates healthcare industry leaders across the Surescripts Network Alliance™ who helped optimize the nearly two billion e-prescriptions delivered by Surescripts in the last year. The award is based on Surescripts’ Quality Index Score, which leverages data from Surescripts Sentinel® to assign a composite score to reflect overall e-prescription accuracy relative to several accuracy-related pain points. Surescripts White Coat Award winners were announced at the annual Surescripts Network Alliance Forum on September 24 at the JW Marriott near Minneapolis. For more information on Humana Pharmacy visit: www.humanapharmacy.com.

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Wednesday, November 13


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Piper Jaffray Companies Comments on Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.’s Q4 2019 Earnings (NASDAQ:ALXN) – TechNewsObserver

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals had a return on equity of 21.21% and a net margin of 31.05%. 1,422,800 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,797,374. Alexion Pharmaceuticals has a twelve month low of $92.56 and a twelve month high of $141.86. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 3,637,144 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $476,393,000 after acquiring an additional 3,630,846 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Alexion Pharmaceuticals by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,976,327 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock valued at $389,840,000 after acquiring an additional 15,296 shares during the period.

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Humana Is No. 1 in Customer Service Among Health Insurance Companies, as Ranked by Newsweek

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Magazine announces 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service. For the second year in a row, Humana Inc. (HUM) rose to the top as No. “We’re proud to receive this recognition from Newsweek, as we’ve worked hard this year to deploy technology and advance our service offerings to enable us to deliver personal, engaging experiences,” said Vicki Perryman, Senior Vice President of Consumer & Provider Service and Solutions, Humana. “Going above and beyond for our members helps build trust and makes it easy for our members to achieve their best health.”. Final rankings were based on Net Promoter Score -- an index that measures the willingness of customers to recommend a company's products or services to others -- and five evaluation criteria: quality of communication, professional competence, range of services, customer focus and accessibility.

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