RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and ancillary facilities will remain in-network without interruption
PARSIPPANY and WEST ORANGE, N.J. — Aetna (NYSE: AET) and RWJBarnabas Health, New Jersey’s most comprehensive health care delivery system, announced a new agreement that will be effective on April 22. Aetna members, who receive care at any of the RWJBarnabas Health hospitals and facilities, or from RWJBarnabas Health physicians, will continue to be covered at the in-network level of benefits available. As a result of this agreement, there will be no disruption in coverage.
“This is exciting news for our members,” said Michael Costa, Aetna’s Executive Director for New Jersey. “Our relationship with RWJBarnabas continues to thrive and we are excited to continue to work with them to transform health care for our customers and members in New Jersey.”
“RWJBarnabas Health is very pleased to have reached an agreement with Aetna, avoiding any disruption to the care of our patients who are Aetna participants and subscribers,” stated Jay Picerno, Chief Operating Officer for RWJBarnabas Health. “RWJBarnabas Health is committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients and, by continuing and strengthening our relationship with Aetna, we look forward to offering the finest care to all Aetna participants and subscribers, as always.”
The new agreement applies to all Aetna health plan products. Hospitals included in the agreement are:
- Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City
- Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston
- Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark
- Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Rahway
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-New Brunswick
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Somerset
- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton
- Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch
- Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood
- Community Medical Center in Toms River
- Barnabas Health Behavioral Health Center in Toms River
The agreement also includes covered outpatient services provided by RWJBarnabas Health as well as ambulatory surgery centers, hospice, home care, and infusion services.
Aetna serves approximately 1.2 million members in New Jersey.
ABOUT RWJBarnabas Health
RWJBarnabas Health is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in New Jersey, with a service area covering five million people. The system includes eleven acute care hospitals – Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville, Community Medical Center in Toms River, Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City, Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, RWJUH in New Brunswick and Somerville, RWJUH- Hamilton, RWJUH- Rahway and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; three acute care children’s hospitals and a leading pediatric rehabilitation hospital (Children’s Specialized Hospital), a freestanding 100-bed behavioral health center, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest behavioral health network, comprehensive home care and hospice programs, fitness and wellness centers, retail pharmacy services, a medical group, multi-site imaging centers and an accountable care organization.
RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s second largest private employer – with more than 33,000 employees, 9,000 physicians and 1,000 residents and interns – and routinely captures national awards for outstanding quality and safety.
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 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.
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