Uniontown, Pa - October 20, 2015 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a new Medicare Advantage plan with a low monthly premium and robust benefits for Medicare beneficiaries in Fayette County. The Advantra Fayette Health Prime Plan is a Medicare Advantage HMO based on Uniontown Hospital’s provider network, its affiliated physicians and other health care providers.
Plan highlights include a $5 copay for primary care physician office visits, a no-cost fitness membership to multiple gyms and more.
Medicare Advantage members enrolled in the plan who receive care through the Uniontown Hospital’s network and affiliated providers will experience more coordinated care. With the new plan, Aetna and treating physicians can better share information, which is particularly beneficial for members with chronic or complex conditions. Aetna nurse case managers will work with providers to assist in care coordination, outreach and follow-up services.
“We are pleased to offer Medicare beneficiaries a new low-premium plan that focuses on collaboration and quality of care,” said Laurie Brubaker, market president for Aetna. “Uniontown Hospital doctors and other health care professionals will work closely with us to help promote wellness, provide quality care for chronic conditions and use economic incentives for providers to reward positive health outcomes.”
“Our patients are the primary focus and concern of our staff each and every day,” said Steven Handy, CEO of Uniontown Hospital. “With that in mind, this new partnership with Aetna will allow area residents a meaningful alternative for health care coverage and also will enhance our ability to coordinate care, which is why we are so pleased to be a part of this progressive collaboration. This will be another way we can make a healthy difference for Fayette County.”
This plan will be available in Fayette County during Medicare Annual Enrollment period this fall with an effective date of January 1, 2016.
Aetna has been working with health care systems to advance value-based models of care for more than seven years. In value-based models, Aetna pays doctors and hospitals for helping keep people healthy and for improving the health of those who have chronic conditions in an evidence-based, cost-effective way.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 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, behavioral health, group life and disability 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, see www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews
About Uniontown Hospital
Uniontown Hospital is a compassionate, dedicated community hospital providing a full range of medical care to residents of Fayette County and the surrounding areas for more than a century. Health care services provided at the acute and specialty care hospital include an award-winning Cardiology Department and catheterization lab, an award-winning Stroke Center, a state-of-the-art Wound Healing Center, the Family Beginnings Birthing Center and the Uniontown Hospital Center for Weight Loss Surgery.
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Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by location. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, provider network and premium may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Other providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. 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.
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