LINTHICUM, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that it filed an application earlier this year with the State of Maryland to participate as a Medicaid managed care organization, Aetna Better Health of Maryland. The application is pending review and approval by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
“We are excited for this new prospect of building on our 30-year track record of successfully working with Medicaid recipients,” said Deb Bacon, interim head of Aetna Medicaid. “High-risk populations with complex, chronic health care needs will benefit from our experience and commitment to using innovative technology, payment reform and targeted health equity programs.”
Aetna Medicaid is a leader in managing medically complex populations at the local, community-based level. Committed to value-based provider payment innovations, healthcare transformation and new technology in the delivery of healthcare, Aetna Medicaid manages care for nearly three million members across 17 states and 36 contracts.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.5 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