More than 150 independent physicians will receive incentives based on the quality of their service through a new partnership with Hartford, Connecticut-based Aetna.
The PA Clinical Network, a health care provider led organization that negotiates with insurers to provide partnerships with independent providers in the state, announced it recently signed a contract with Aetna.
“We quickly recognized Aetna’s commitment to their patients, and we are pleased to be collaborating with Aetna to increase quality, reduce unnecessary expenses, and increase satisfaction,” said Dr. Jaan Sidorov, CEO of PA Clinical Network.
The network’s physicians make up more than 50 private practices across the state. By growing its membership of providers in recent years, PA Clinical has become a larger player in the health care space, allowing it to sign similar contracts this year with Capital Blue Cross, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Gateway Health.
While its contract with Aetna will allow the network’s providers to receive additional incentives based on the quality of care they offer Aetna members, Aetna members will also have access to PA Clinical Network’s growing number of physicians and clinics.
“As we increase our focus on the value and quality of care accessible to members, we see our partnership with PACN becoming even more important for us and our members,” said Bob O’Connor, vice president of Medicare for Aetna Pennsylvania.