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Aetna Workers’ Comp access growing in 17 markets

Oct 6, 2005 - 9:22:00 PM
"The introduction of AWCA remains a tremendous opportunity for Aetna to develop a new line of business and expand our core capabilities to serve new markets. We expect a high percentage of participation from physicians, other health care professionals and hospitals currently participating in an Aetna network in states where we are building the AWCA network."

 
[RxPG] Aetna (NYSE: ΑET) announced today that it is expanding its Aetna Workers’ Comp Access® (AWCA) network into six additional markets, adding to the more than 190,000 physicians and health care professionals and 900 hospitals currently participating in 11 other markets. The expansion advances Aetna’s ability to offer its customers a market-leading national network for injured workers.

AWCA offers a network access product for workers’ compensation services. The AWCA network includes primary care physicians, occupational medical centers, urgent care centers, physical therapy providers, chiropractors, radiology centers, orthopedists, orthopedic surgeons and facilities.

"The network helps workers’ compensation insurance carriers and employers manage the rising cost of workplace injuries while providing access to care that can help injured workers return to work quickly and productively," said Greta Montes, network market head for AWCA.

Claimants get access through their employers, who have contracts with workers’ compensation carriers and administrators who have a relationship with AWCA, or employers who self-insure their workers’ compensation coverage and are customers of AWCA.

The new markets where AWCA is expanding are Delaware, Florida, Illinois, North Carolina, New York and the District of Columbia. The latest expansion complements the existing AWCA network available in Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and most recently Michigan and Indiana, which were added to AWCA’s network portfolio with Aetna’s acquisition of HMS Healthcare.

"The introduction of AWCA remains a tremendous opportunity for Aetna to develop a new line of business and expand our core capabilities to serve new markets," Montes said. "We expect a high percentage of participation from physicians, other health care professionals and hospitals currently participating in an Aetna network in states where we are building the AWCA network."



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As one of the nation’s leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability and long-term care benefits, Aetna puts information and helpful resources to work for its approximately 14.435 million medical members, 12.976 million dental members, 9.117 million pharmacy members and 13.662 million group insurance members to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and protect their finances against health-related risks. Aetna provides easy access to cost-effective health care through a nationwide network of more than 684,000 health care professionals, including over 405,000 primary care and specialist doctors and 4,135 hospitals. For more information, please visit www.aetna.com. (Figures as of June 30, 2005)
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