Baptist Health: No agreement with Humana on insurance plans

Sep. 22—SOUTHERN INDIANA — Baptist Health officials said Friday that an agreement between the health care provider and insurer Humana regarding certain insurance plans had not been reached by the Sept. 22 deadline.

"We have been unable to come to an agreement. As a result, Baptist Health Medical Group is out of network for Humana Medicare Advantage and employer-sponsored commercial plan members as of September 22, 2023," Baptist Health Director of Public Relations Kit Fullenlove Barry said in a statement.

Earlier this year Humana announced it was exiting the Employer Group Commercial Medical Products business, including all fully-insured, self-funded and Federal Employee Health medical plans and associated wellness and rewards programs.

"We encourage patients to visit to learn more about the options that may be available to them," Fullenlove Barry said. "As caregivers, nothing is more important than ensuring our patients have access to the care they need, when they need it. We understand this process has been frustrating for our community, but we will continue to advocate for those we serve."

Representatives from both Baptist Health and Humana have said previously the entities were working to come to a solution.

"If negotiations are unsuccessful, physicians of Baptist Health Medical Group will no longer be considered in-network when providing services to Humana's Commercial Group accounts and Medicare Advantage members after September 22nd," said Humana director of corporate communications Mark Taylor on Wednesday.

The News and Tribune left a message Friday with Humana seeking additional comment.