Humana and Vancouver Clinic announce two new primary care clinics to provide access for Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

This week, Humana and Vancouver Clinic announced a new collaboration to add two additional primary care practices to Humana’s Medicare Advantage Plan network. With the addition of these new clinics, Humana hopes to improve both access and quality of care for their members.

The two clinics, located in Clark County, will be operated by Vancouver Clinic and will accept all Humana Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans offered in Washington. The clinics will also accept Dual Eligible Special Needs Plans which will be available starting January 1, 2019.

“Vancouver Clinic has a long history of providing primary care to the residents of Vancouver and looking for ways to better meet the needs of the community and its patients. That is why we are excited to take our relationship from traditional to value-based care to better serve our members,” said Catherine Field, Intermountain Region President for Humana. “Combining Humana’s strong Medicare capabilities and Vancouver Clinic’s long-standing focus on patient care allows us to offer primary care dedicated to meeting the needs of our members as they age.”

The first of the two clinics is expected to open in January 2019, with the second location opening in the second half of 2019.

“Our community continues to grow and it’s really important that we provide care close to where patients live,” said Mark Mantei, Vancouver Clinic CEO. “The neighborhood clinics we are opening will bring healthcare resources closer to patients and will offer integrated care teams that include doctors, nurses, health coaches, nutritionists, medication management, and social services resources who will help guide patients through the complex health system and ensure their care addresses the whole person.”