NAFC and Humana Partner to Help Medicare Beneficiaries
August 7, 2012 (CHARLESTON, SC) — The National Association For Continence (NAFC) has partnered with Humana, one of the nation’s leading health care companies, to educate Medicare beneficiaries about continence care. By utilizing NAFC’s experience, knowledge and resources, Humana will work to improve the health of its Medicare Advantage members who have incidences of bladder control loss.
For the large majority of people, incontinence is treatable and help is available for everyone. This partnership will educate consumers about different interventions and treatment options. Some options are behavioral modifications, like dietary changes such as avoiding caffeine and alcohol or losing excess weight. Other treatment options are pharmacological therapy and surgical treatment. There is an increasing number of management options being developed to help urinary incontinence, including urinary urgency and frequency.
“I am delighted to partner with Humana in an endeavor aimed at engaging Medicare beneficiaries to help them address bladder issues and live more independently, said Nancy Muller, PhD, NAFC’s executive director. “To have a company like Humana committed in this way to bladder health and wellness is energizing for us because an initiative like this brings patients together with health care providers in meaningful, proactive way for successful outcomes.”
Supporting the partnership is Humana’s chief quality officer, George Andrews, MD. “Through this partnership we hope to open communication between our members and health care providers, supporting our members in receiving the care and guidance they need,” Andrews said. “Managing continence and bladder control will improve quality of life and overall wellbeing.”
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.