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 Louisiana. 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.
“Primary care physicians in Aledade ACOs in Louisiana have reduced health care costs by providing better care to thousands of patients across the state. Our model combines primary care physicians with value-based arrangements and is proven to keep people healthy and practices happy,” said Nadine Robin, Louisiana Market President of Aledade. “We look forward to collaborating with Aetna to bring our model of care to more patients and are excited to add Louisiana as the latest state in our multi-state relationship.”
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.
“Through value-based care, Aetna and Aledade can address the total well-being of our Medicare Advantage members and promote access to affordable care from doctors they trust,” said Cindy Follmer, Market President for Aetna’s Georgia and Gulf States market. “The added focus on care coordination and preventive health will help ensure our members get the quality care they need to improve their health.”
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, regulatory expertise, strong payer relationships, and local, hands-on support.
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, 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 www.aledade.com or follow on Twitter or Facebook.
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 www.aetna.com and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world.
Aetna Medicare is a HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. Plan features and availability may vary by service area. Other Physicians/Providers are available in our network. Participating physicians, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors and are neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider cannot be guaranteed, and provider network composition is subject to change.