Humana enters agreement with Denver practice

AP News
Posted: Dec 21, 2009 4:34 PM

Denver primary care group practice New West Physicians will provide services to Humana Inc. plan members, the health insurer said Monday.

New West serves about 250,000 patients in and around Denver. Humana described the agreement as long term but did not disclose financial considerations. It said New West has 13 offices with 49 physicians and 12 nurse practitioners and physician's assistants.

The contract covers Humana commercial health plan members and does not include Humana Medicare Advantage members. Humana has about 110,000 members in Colorado.

Shares of Louisville, Ky.-based Humana rose $1.51, or 3.5 percent, to $45.04.