Ochsner Digital Medicine to Serve Humana Medicaid Patients in Louisiana

Feb. 29, 2024
Ochsner will offer Humana Healthy Horizons members who have been diagnosed with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes remote programs designed to manage and control their conditions

Ochsner Digital Medicine is partnering with Humana’s Medicaid plan for Louisiana to provide digital medicine services to its members. 

Humana Healthy Horizons covers thousands of members throughout the state. Through this partnership, Ochsner Digital Medicine will offer Humana Healthy Horizons members who have been diagnosed with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes remote programs designed to manage and control their conditions.

The programs use remote patient management through digital devices and personalized plans, along with medication management, lifestyle modifications, progress tracking and motivational support to help participants live healthier lives. Members are assigned a licensed clinician and receive professional health coaching to serve as an adjunct to their primary care provider.

“Our longstanding partnership with Ochsner Health demonstrates our joint commitment to increasing access to care among medically underserved Louisianians,” said Lori Dunne, president of Humana Healthy Horizons – Louisiana, in a statement. “In addition to the community health centers and mobile health units we’ve developed together, this digital expansion will help improve outcomes for our members experiencing chronic conditions.”

Ochsner Digital Medicine, an arm of New Orleans-based Ochsner Health, says its programs help patients with chronic conditions such as hypertension and Type 2 diabetes manage their health, leading to improved health outcomes and lower health care costs. Eighty percent of enrolled participants in Ochsner’s Digital Medicine programs achieve control of their condition within six months, the organization added.

“The Ochsner Digital Medicine program successfully manages chronic conditions through our unique care team approach that allows us to management, not simply monitor, each members’ condition, which is key to driving patient outcomes.” said Denise Basow, executive vice president and chief digital officer at Ochsner Health, in a statement. “Through our work with Humana Healthy Horizons, members will receive high-quality care utilizing our digital platforms and expertise. Remote patient management is critical to effectively managing chronic conditions, and this partnership is another step toward improving access and supporting our communities.”

Ochsner Digital Medicine is live in all 50 states, serving members, health plans, and employers nationally. For instance, last year it announced a partnership with Hawaii-based health plan AlohaCare to provide digital medicine services to its members.

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