Two clinics open with eye toward seniors

After launching an Accountable Care arrangement and population health management partnership last fall, Humana Inc. and HealthCare Partners Nevada, a division of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc., will further solidify the partnership by opening two new primary care practices in Nevada.

Opening under the HealthCare Partners Nevada brand, the new primary care practices will be at 6210 N. Durango Dr., Building 11, in Las Vegas and 745 S. Green Valley Pkwy., Ste. 160, in Henderson.

Last year, HealthCare Partners Nevada, in partnership with Humana, opened three primary care practices in Las Vegas. This was an expansion of Humana’s Integrated Care Delivery Model with DaVita HealthCare Partners.

All HealthCare Partners locations practice the organization’s Total Care Model, an approach to health care in which primary care providers, specialists and professional staff work as a coordinated team to manage all aspects of patients’ care and overall health. This includes a strong focus on prevention and assisting patients with maximizing their health insurance benefits.

“The partnership between HealthCare Partners Nevada and Humana has helped increase access to high-quality, coordinated care for numerous Medicare Advantage patients, and we look forward to reaching even more seniors through these two new clinics,” Bard Coats, market president of HealthCare Partners Nevada, said in a statement. “This expanded partnership reflects the commitment of HealthCare Partners Nevada to provide comprehensive, patient-focused care through our innovative Total Care Model.”

The practices open as the Medicare open enrollment period begins. Through Dec. 7, those eligible for Medicare are able to change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year.

With the two new clinics, HealthCare Partners Nevada now offers a network of more than 310 primary care providers at approximately 100 primary care locations throughout Southern Nevada. The company also provides patients with access to more than 1,700 specialists.


LVCVA in Korea deal

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors has signed an agreement with a South Korean business group and approving spending $375,000 on separate programs geared to boost foreign travel.

LVCVA President and CEO Rossi Ralenkotter and In-Ho Kim, chairman and CEO of the Korea International Trade Association, signed a memorandum of understanding that encourages mutual assistance and cooperation between Las Vegas and the 71,000-member Korean association. The deal is expected to bolster the city’s identity as a center for business through its status as a leading trade-show host.

South Korea is one of the city’s top 10 international markets with an estimated 137,000 visitors in 2014. South Korean companies have had a growing presence at the annual Consumer Electronics Show where 3,700 attendees and 66 companies exhibited at the massive trade show in January. The Consumer Electronics Association, sponsors of CES, was instrumental in landing Las Vegas’ World Trade Center at the Convention Center.

South Korea also is the only Asian market with nonstop round trips between Seoul and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport on Korean Air.

In separate votes, the board also unanimously approved spending $225,000 to exhibit at IMEX Frankfurt, a major European tourism trade show, in April, and $150,000 for the kick-off of new nonstop air service between Las Vegas and Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, on Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Fifteen hotel and tourism companies exhibited with the LVCVA at IMEX Frankfurt last year and each of them have expressed interest in participating in 2016.


Security Site unions sign

National Security Technologies, the company that manages and operates the Nevada National Security Site, has successfully completed contract negotiations with the 30 unions that support operations at the site.

Of the 30 new union contracts, 28 are extended to Sept. 30, 2020. The other two are extended through Sept. 30, 2017. The unions’ work includes maintenance of the building facilities, vehicles, equipment, grounds, power, water distribution, construction support, mining, feeding and housing, and emergency services.

“Operating the Nevada National Security Site is like running a good-size city,” National Security Technologies President Raymond J. Juzaitis said in a statement. “It takes many different crafts to keep it all running smoothly. With these contracts in place, we are able to continue the close working relationships we enjoy with the unions, as we work together to achieve our national security mission.”

The Nevada National Security Site is larger geographically than the state of Rhode Island, and is home to roads and buildings valued at more than $3.5 billion.

National Security Technologies manages operations at the Nevada National Security Site and its related facilities and laboratories for the National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Field Office. National Security Technologies teams with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories on many national security programs. National Security Technologies also works on projects for other federal agencies.

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