DuPage Medical Group, Humana Announce BreakThrough Care Center Joint Venture

  DuPage Medical Group, Humana Announce BreakThrough Care Center Joint Venture

     Lombard and Naperville locations open in January for chronically ill

Business Wire

CHICAGO -- January 3, 2013

DuPage Medical Group (DMG) and Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) launched a new
partnership today in opening BreakThrough Care Center, a comprehensive,
holistic outpatient clinic serving the most vulnerable Chicagoland seniors
struggling with chronic disease. BreakThrough Care Center was designed to
improve medical outcomes while lowering health care costs and improving
patients’ ability to manage their health conditions.

Two BreakThrough Care Center locations opened on Jan. 2, in Lombard and
Naperville. Led by veteran DMG physicians Dr. Richard Krouse and Dr. Brian
O’Leary, the clinics will focus on seniors suffering from complex, chronic
conditions with the goal of increasing their quality of life, reducing
hospitalizations and decreasing costs. Each BreakThrough Care Center will
include an RN, health coaches, nutritionists, medication therapy management,
physical therapists and social services resources.

“DuPage Medical Group is proud to join with Humana in creating this unique
clinical care model for our patients who are in most need,” says DMG CEO Mike
Kasper. “Through this endeavor, our physicians can offer patients critical
services they need to better manage chronic illnesses like COPD and diabetes.
BreakThrough Care Center represents DuPage Medical Group’s mission of serving
our patients at every level.”

To qualify for treatment at BreakThrough Care Centers, patients must meet
certain health criteria and be referred by a DMG or Edward Medical Group
physician. DMG’s BreakThrough Care Centers further enhance the partnership
between DMG and Edward to improve the quality of health care in the western
and southwestern suburbs of Chicago delivering value through quality, access
and efficiency. Patients primarily will be Humana Medicare Advantage plan
members with chronic or complex conditions, though other patients might be
accepted based on referrals.

“Access to affordable, quality care is often a struggle for chronically ill
seniors,” said Tim O’Rourke, President of Humana’s Great Lakes Medicare
region. “With BreakThrough Care Center, our goal is to improve the quality of
life for those members by providing them with the specialized, coordinated
care they need. Humana has a history of developing innovative health care
solutions, and we’re proud to be a part of this new type of care model in
DuPage County.”

Humana will open two new Humana Guidance Centers as part of each BreakThrough
Care Center. The Guidance Centers will be open to the public, offering social
activities, educational classes and wellness resources for seniors.

For more information on DuPage Medical Group, visit
www.DuPageMedicalGroup.com. For more information on Humana Medicare Advantage
plans, visit www.Humana-Medicare.com.

About DuPage Medical Group

With more than 370 physicians and 50 locations, DuPage Medical Group provides
physician-directed health care focused on quality, efficiency and access. For
more information, visit www.DuPageMedicalGroup.com.

About Humana

Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., 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.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor
Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies
of:

  *Annual reports to stockholders
  *Securities and Exchange Commission filings
  *Most recent investor conference presentations
  *Quarterly earnings news releases
  *Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls
  *Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and
    times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and
    institutional investors)
  *Corporate Governance information

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Contact:

DuPage Medical Group
Maria McGowan, Director of Marketing, 630-545-7640
Maria.McGowan@dupagemd.com
or
Humana Corporate Communications
Lindsey Minella, 312-441-5549
lminella@humana.com
 
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