✦ Cigna Corp. said in a March 5 press release that it will waive all copays or cost sharing for members whom health practitioners recommend receive coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. America’s Health Insurance Plans’ board of directors, meanwhile, pledged that it will “work with public and private-sector partners to implement solutions so that out-of-pocket costs are not a barrier to people seeking testing for, and treatment of, COVID-19.” Visit https://bit.ly/3ct0adE.
✦ Humana Inc. on March 4 launched the Social Determinants of Health Value-Based Program, which is “designed to support clinicians in addressing nonmedical health risk factors affecting Humana members.” The initiative will focus on food insecurity, social isolation, loneliness and housing instability, and it aims to offer providers tools and resources to identify and address those social determinants. The program will also provide compensation for enhanced care coordination centered on patient screenings, documentation of assessment findings and connecting the patient to appropriate resources. Humana said the program’s inaugural participant is Ochsner Health, the largest non-profit, academic health care system in Louisiana. Visit https://bwnews.pr/2TDTlNH.