Southeastern Health Partners and Aetna Launch Initiative to Improve Quality of Healthcare

Southeastern Health Partners and Aetna have established a new partnership that will help provide a collaborative care approach to more than 7,000 Aetna Medicare Advantage members across the Upstate of South Carolina.

This partnership demonstrates Southeastern Health Partners’ commitment to providing patients with the best care. It focuses on prevention and wellness and reduces unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital readmissions – saving money for all involved. Southeastern Health Partners and Aetna’s new agreement promotes efficient and high value health care by ensuring that members receive the right care at the right time with the best possible outcomes.

Southeastern Health Partners includes three healthcare systems: AnMed Health, Bon Secours St. Francis and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. Patients who receive care through these organizations will benefit from the new relationship with Aetna.

Southeastern Health Partners and Aetna’s new relationship supports the deployment of multidisciplinary care teams to engage the members in their own health care.

“Aetna has a history of working collaboratively with providers to improve the value of the health care being delivered, and we are excited about the partnership,” said Southeastern Health Partners CEO Blake Allison. “Our goal is to focus on achieving specific targets on key quality measures as well as ensuring the most efficient health care as possible.”

In the value-based care model, Southeastern Health Partners and Aetna can identify clear, actionable information specific to an individual patient’s health needs. This collaboration also improves the ability to identify patients at high risk for chronic disease.

“Aetna members aligned with Southeastern Health Partners’ providers can expect to continue to receive high-quality care from their provider through an enhanced care team and even more coordinated care,” said Tom Kayrouz, MD, chairman of Southeastern Health Partners’ board of managers.

About Southeastern Health Partners

Southeastern Health Partners is a clinically integrated network of three healthcare systems – AnMed Health, Bon Secours St. Francis and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System – with providers across the entire care continuum, including more than 2,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, who work to improve community health, elevate the patient experience through coordinated care, and lower healthcare costs.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 38.8 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 and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid healthcare 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, healthcare providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

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