Aledade and Aetna Join to Expand Value-Based Care in Georgia

April 27, 2021

Bethesda, Md. and Hartford, Conn. – April 27, 2021 – Aledade and Aetna®, a CVS Health® company, today announced a new initiative to expand physician-led, value-based care across Georgia. This new agreement will help participating physicians in Aledade’s Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) deliver high-quality, coordinated care to patients covered by Aetna Medicare Advantage plans in Georgia. 

“Aledade’s ACO model is proven to provide quality care for patients while delivering significant savings for providers. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, these savings have enabled practices in our ACO network to stay open and continue serving their community,” said Raj Kaneriya, Executive Director of Georgia Aledade. “Our new collaboration with Aetna will allow us to provide better care for thousands of patients across Georgia and we look forward to continued provider adoption of value-based care throughout the country.”

For physicians participating in Aledade ACOs, this agreement presents the opportunity to share in a portion of health care cost savings generated from improved quality of care and health outcomes. And for Aetna members, this means benefiting from Aledade’s focus on access to primary care, preventive services, care coordination, and population health management.

“Our continued work together with Aledade is helping grow access to affordable, quality care through value-based models, and we are proud to be bringing this care to our Medicare Advantage Members in Georgia,” said Cindy Follmer, Market President for Aetna’s Georgia and Gulf States market. “By emphasizing preventive health, and working with trusted doctors in the community, this collaboration will enable members to receive the personalized, quality care they need.” 
Across the country, Aledade ACOs have reduced preventable hospital stays, emergency room visits, and unnecessary medical services, driving more than $400 million in health care cost reductions. Aledade supports physicians with a comprehensive range of capabilities that include: cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly care management and outreach tools, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support.

About Aledade
Founded in 2014, Aledade partners with independent practices, health centers, and clinics to build and lead Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) anchored in primary care. Through these practice networks, Aledade empowers physicians to stay independent, focus on their patients, and thrive financially by keeping people healthy. Aledade offers a comprehensive range of capabilities at scale, that includes cutting-edge data analytics, user-friendly guided workflows, unparalleled regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support from attentive experts. Together with more than 7,800 participating providers in 31 states, Aledade shares in the risk and reward across dozens of value-based contracts representing more than 1 million patient lives under management. To learn more, visit or follow on Twitter or Facebook.

About Aetna
Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 34 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. 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, visit and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world.

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