Aetna and Main Line Health (MLH) announced that they have signed a two-year contract extension that gives Aetna members continued in-network access to all Main Line Health facilities and services.
The agreement includes a hospital-based pay-for-performance program, under which MLH will be rewarded for meeting quality and efficiency metrics. Aetna is committed to shifting its contracts nationwide with health systems and other providers to pay for value in order to deliver improved quality and cost.
“Aetna is very pleased to announce a contract extension with Main Line Health,” said Laurie Brubaker, president of Aetna’s Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia operations. “We strive to provide our members with broad access to high-quality hospitals and physicians. Our new agreement provides our members who receive care at Main Line Health with access to better quality for their health care dollars. Main Line Health has long been an integral part of our network in Southeast Pennsylvania, and we’re happy that relationship will continue.”
“Main Line Health is excited to continue our longstanding collaboration with Aetna to ensure that Aetna members, especially those who reside in the Delaware Valley, have access to exceptional health care and wellness services delivered by our health system,” said Jack Lynch, president and CEO of MLH. “By introducing a quality recognition component to our relationship with Aetna, MLH believes we can continue our focus on providing enhanced quality and patient satisfaction, ultimately delivering a superior health care experience to our community.”
Aetna provides health benefits to more than 1.5 million people in Pennsylvania. In Southeastern Pennsylvania, Aetna members have access to a network of 74 hospitals and more than 23,000 primary care and specialist physicians.