Humana Medicare Advantage rate view better than expected, says Susquehanna Susquehanna says Humana's disclosure that it expects the CMS proposed 2015 Medicare Advantage rates to reduce funding by 350-400 basis points in 2015 is in-line with the firm's view and much better than expectations for 600-700 bps of pressure. The firm thinks further rate improvement is probable when the final rule is released in April, but stills believes rate pressure will be a significant challenge to Humana and the industry. Susquehanna has a Neutral rating on shares of Humana.
Leerink healthcare services analyst holds analyst/industry conference call Healthcare Services Analyst Gupte provides outlook and favorite names for 2015 in the Hospitals and Managed Care Industry on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on December 18 at 1 pm.
Saint Luke's enters into agreement with Humana Saint Luke’s Health System and Humana announced an agreement through which Humana will offer a new health insurance plan to Missourians purchasing insurance through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace, also known as an exchange.