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Aetna and Main Line Health reach new agreement

February 2, 2015 News Releases

Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Main Line Health (MLH) today 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.

About Main Line Health

Founded in 1985,Main Line Health is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs. Main Line Health’s commitment—to deliver advanced medicine to treat and cure disease while also playing an important role in prevention and disease management as well as training physicians and other health care providers—reflects our intent to keep our community and ourselves well ahead. A team of more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians care for patients throughout the Main Line Health system.

At Main Line Health’s core are four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals—Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital and Riddle Hospital—as well as one of the nation’s recognized facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital.

Main Line Health also includes Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice, which includes skilled home health care, hospice and home infusion services; Main Line Health Centers, primary and specialty care, lab and radiology, and other outpatient services located in Broomall, Collegeville, Concordville, Exton, King of Prussia and Newtown Square; Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a biomedical research organization; and Main Line HealthCare,one of the region’s largest multispecialty physician networks.

Main Line Health is the recipient of numerous awards for quality care and service, including System Magnet® designation, the nation’s highest distinction for nursing excellence and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award. Main Line Health is committed to creating an environment of diversity, respect and inclusion and has proudly embraced the American Hospital Association’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act to eliminate disparities in care. We are dedicated to advancing patient-centered care, education and research to help our community stay healthy.