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Humana renames behavioral health unit

July 8, 2015
by Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Health insurer Humana has renamed its LifeSynch unit  as Humana Behavioral Health. The unit will continue to manage the behavioral health benefits and provider network on behalf of Humana.

Also among its services to patients are integrated medical-behavioral programming, behavioral pharmacy services, health coaches, telepsychiatry and web-based wellness tools for brain health. Members also complete the “Healthy Days” measurement instrument from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which asks about physical and mental health over the previous 30 days.

“It’s no secret that behavioral health includes helping people find ways to alter their behavior to support healthier habits,” said Larry Weinstein, MD, chief medical officer, Humana Behavioral Health, in a statement.

LifeSynch has been a part of Humana since 2005, when Humana acquired what was then known as CorpHealth. The organization currently serves over 5 million Humana members.

Meanwhile, rival health insurer Aetna has entered into an agreement to buy Humana for more than $30 billion, which would make the combined company the second-largest commercial insurer in the United States. The deal—if it receives regulatory approval—would close in 2016.