ATLANTA – Aetna (NYSE:AET) and Piedmont Healthcare announced today that the two organizations have signed a new contract. The agreement will give Aetna members continued in-network access to all Piedmont facilities and more than 1,400 Piedmont Clinic physicians through February 28, 2019.
"Our new contract is a testament to the strong, longstanding relationship we have with Piedmont Healthcare," said Angela Meoli, Aetna market president, Georgia. "We have worked together for many years in support of a common cause: ensuring access to high-quality care and improving health for members of the Greater Atlanta community."
"By partnering with Aetna on this agreement, our patients and their family members win," said Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. "Not only will they be able to maintain their relationships with the Piedmont physicians they know and trust, they can rest assured knowing they have access to high-quality care."
Piedmont Healthcare will participate in Aetna's Institute of Excellence™ for adult liver, kidney and pancreas transplantation.
"Only hospitals that have met extensive quality and cost-effective criteria are selected by Aetna to participate in its Institutes of Excellence™ network," said Mary Foote, head of Institutes Programs™ at Aetna. "All of our members now have access to Piedmont Healthcare as a world-class transplant facility."
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.3 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, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.