Aetna’s Targeted ACO Strategy Positions the Company for Health
Reform, According to HealthLeaders-InterStudy
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
HealthLeaders-InterStudy, the leading provider of managed care market
intelligence, finds that Aetna is adapting to the changing healthcare
market by focusing on key markets and embracing the Accountable Care
Organization (ACO) model. This strategy will help the company thrive in
a post-reform healthcare landscape. Aetna’s ACO strategy is likely to
pay off if the company can better control costs by coordinating care,
according to the National MCO Analyzer: Aetna report.
Aetna’s Accountable Care Solutions division offers IT, risk management,
analytics and organizational expertise to provider groups that want to
operate ACOs. Aetna’s ACO collaborations in Arizona and Virginia offer
Aetna Whole Health co-branded health plans and low cost narrow-network
products. Aetna’s ACOs will set their own performance measures and
incentives around cost savings and clinical quality but medication
adherence will be a major focus.
“By offering co-branded health coverage products with its ACO partners,
Aetna is creating a new twist on vertical integration that does not rely
on health plan ownership of the physician group or hospital,” said
HealthLeaders-InterStudy Principal Analyst Paula Wade.
Aetna’s involvement with ACOs will run the gamut from an IT provider and
management partner to the formation of a joint venture that creates an
ACO with risk-sharing and a new Medicaid MCO.
The National MCO Analyzer: Aetna answers the following questions:
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