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
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
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.
The Main Line Health system 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 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, the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence (MAAPE) Excellence Award, and recognition as among the nation’s best employers by Forbes magazine. 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.