Aetna Leads the Way on Provider Collaboration and ACO Development

  • Originally published April 2, 2012 , last updated September 28, 2016
  • Aetna

With Accountable Care Organizations now forming as part of the government’s Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model, a hot topic in Medicare right now is Provider Collaboration — basically, insurance companies and health care providers working together to improve care while lowering costs.

Aetna has emerged as a leader in this area, forming partnerships with key provider groups across the country independent of any government program. In fact, 18% of Aetna members are now covered under care management programs like the Aetna Compassionate Care program. The goal of the program is to provide additional support for members with chronic diseases, while also improving efficiency.

“If we all agree, at least in principle, that one primary goal for the health care system is to deliver the highest quality care in the most efficient and appropriate manner — then we certainly have more interests in confluence than in conflict,” said Randall Krakauer, MD, Aetna’s National Medical Director, Medicare.

Read an article by Randall Krakauer on Aetna’s Provider Collaborations.

Click here to download a list of all 59 Provider Groups Aetna currently collaborates with.

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