Press Release: Humana Military Names Alefiyah Mesiwala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

“Humana Military, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), announced today the appointment of Alefiyah Mesiwala, M.D., MPH, as Humana Military’s new Chief Medical Officer. Effective March 15, Dr. Mesiwala will serve as a member of the Humana Military leadership team and report to Brent Densford, President, Humana Government Business, Inc. – Humana Military.

Humana Military has a long history of partnering with Department of Defense and the Defense Health Agency to administer health coverage for U.S. Military active duty service beneficiaries, retirees and family members through the TRICARE health program. Humana Military is a convener of care for the TRICARE East region, serving the physical and mental health and well-being needs of beneficiaries through 500,000 health care provider partnerships.

‘Humana Military has been a proud partner of the Defense Health Agency for 25 years, helping the agency develop solutions to support six million TRICARE active duty, retiree and their family beneficiaries to achieve better health outcomes, receive improved quality of care and lower care costs,’ Densford said. ‘Humana Military is excited to have Dr. Mesiwala join our team and strengthen our partnership with the DHA. Dr. Mesiwala’s background as a physician, combined with her experiences in integrated payer and provider health, Federal government, and preventive medicine, will make her a critical leader on our team. Dr. Mesiwala’s proven track record in alternative payment models and clinical quality improvement will support DHA and Humana Military navigate a critical and important shift towards value-based care for the TRICARE population.’…”

“The Defense Health Agency has stated the importance of integrating value-based care programs and alternative payment models (APMs) into the TRICARE 5th generation (T5) contracts through recent draft requests for proposal. Humana is one of the nation’s leading companies for entering into value-based agreements with physician groups to serve its Medicare Advantage members. In 2019opens new window, 2.41 million Humana individual Medicare Advantage beneficiaries receiving care from primary care physicians in value-based payment models experienced, on average, better health outcomes, lower costs and more preventive care, as opposed to fee-for-service models.

‘Humana Military has done an outstanding job working with the Defense Health Agency through TRICARE to serve the health needs of its beneficiaries,’ said Dr. Mesiwala. ‘My expertise in clinical payment innovation and my on-the-ground experiences working closely with providers in value-based care will support the Humana Military team as we partner with DHA to transform the care for the TRICARE population towards the Quadruple Aim. The military members who defend our nation and their families deserve the best health care possible and it is my honor to serve them.’…” Read the full press release here.

Source: Humana Military Names Alefiyah Mesiwala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer – February 25, 2021. Humana.



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