Aetna Inks New Deal to Improve Healthcare in North Carolina

Aetna, Inc . AET recently inked a deal with Community Care Physician Network, LLC aimed at developing several innovative ways to transform the health care experience in North Carolina. It targets customers residing outside the urban areas of the state.

Per the deal, Aetna's expertise in alternative value-based delivery models will be combined with Community Care Physician's independent and advanced medical homes which are operated in association with the care management expertise of Community Care of North Carolina, Inc. Aetna's Medicare Advantage members in rural areas of North Carolina are likely to be offered a premium level of healthcare through this collaboration.

Aetna has a long history of working with several provider groups. It always intended to create improved health care experience and outcomes for its members. The company continues to work toward transforming the Health Care System via Accountable Care Organizations. These initiatives have helped the company grow its revenues and margin.

According to Aetna, this agreement perfectly considers the changing environment of the health care industry both nationally and globally. While the other HMO players like Humana Inc HUM , Anthem Inc ANTM , Centene Corp CNC are taking active part in this transformation, Aetna looks forward to working with Community Care Physician to develop a health care delivery to bring sustainable improvements for Aetna's members in 2018.

Management of Community Care Physician considers this agreement as an opportunity to demonstrate the effectiveness of a high-performing primary care network with Aetna's Medicare Advantage membership. Community Care Physician also thinks that the alliance with Aetna would facilitate it to make an eventual move to Medicaid managed care in the future.

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