Bridges Health Partners LLC, a clinically integrated network, and Aetna have entered into an Accountable Care Organization Agreement for Aetna’s Medicare Advantage members in Western Pennsylvania. The agreement is designed to improve the coordination, clinical performance, efficiency, and cost of care provided to Aetna’s Medicare Advantage members.
Formed in 2017 by affiliates of Butler Health System, Excela Health, St. Clair Hospital, and Washington Health System, Bridges Health Partners LLC integrates the systems’ independent and employed medical staff. The organization focuses on quality and outcome improvement by implementing an integrated, regional network of care.
Working together, Bridges and Aetna will create a care management team designed to use data insights to proactively manage the health care needs of the Aetna Medicare Advantage members through early care intervention, and educate customers on the value of preventive care; provide consumer-centered care that increases the quality of access to medical services, reduce costs, and offer a better consumer experience; and ensure a seamless integration within inpatient and outpatient care teams.
Four independent, non-profit health systems in the Pittsburgh metropolitan market and surrounding communities are the founding members of Bridges Health Partners LLC, including Butler Health System, Excela Health, St. Clair Hospital, and Washington Health System. Bridges Health Partners LLC network comprises seven hospital campuses with over 1,450 licensed beds, over 1,000 employed and affiliated physicians with a network of primary care and specialty group practices, ambulatory surgery centers, urgent care clinics, imaging and diagnostic centers, skilled nursing, home health, and hospice care.
Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 39 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary, and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services, and health information technology products and services.
This was reported by Bridges Health Partners LLC on July 9, 2019.
Contact information: John Grese, Executive Director of Payor Relations, Bridges Health Partners LLC, 500 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 200, Warrendale, Pennsylvania 15086; 724-300-8104 Email: John.firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: http://bridgeshealthpartners.org
Contact information: Karla Cutting, Director of Media Relations and Communications, Aetna, Inc., 151 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut 06156; 312-928-3020; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.aetna.com