New agreement comes five months before existing one was set to expire
Atlanta, Ga. (Oct. 3, 2019) – Piedmont Healthcare and Aetna have finalized a new contract, which will ensure patients of continued in-network access to all Piedmont Healthcare facilities and physicians. Piedmont and Aetna reached this agreement five months before their current agreement was set to expire.
By completing this new agreement so far ahead of schedule, both parties are demonstrating their strong commitment to our patients and their concerns that their access to healthcare will be preserved. The agreement will safeguard coverage for members and ensure access to Piedmont’s 2,300 physicians, 11 hospitals and 600-plus locations. Piedmont treats more than 2 million patients a year and serves communities that comprise 70 percent of Georgia’s population.
“Our mission is to serve our patients and by collaborating with Aetna on this agreement we are delivering on that promise to our patients and their family members,” said Kevin Brown, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare. “Not only will they be able to maintain their relationships with the Piedmont providers that they know and trust, they can rest assured knowing they have access to high-quality care and innovative treatments, close to home.”
“We are excited about extending our relationship with Piedmont Healthcare,” said Frank Ulibarri, Aetna market president for Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. “Working with health systems like Piedmont, we’re continuing our commitment to providing long-term access to efficient, high-quality and affordable care for Aetna members throughout Georgia.”
About Piedmont Healthcare
A private, not-for-profit organization with nearly 660 locations serving nearly 2 million patients across Georgia, Piedmont is transforming healthcare, creating a destination known for the best clinicians and a one-of-a-kind experience that always puts patients first. Today, more than 110 years since it was founded, Piedmont is known as a leading health system in cancer care, treatment of heart disease and organ transplantation with 11 hospitals, 27 urgent care centers, 28 Piedmont QuickCare locations, 555 Piedmont Clinic physician practice locations and more than 2,300 Piedmont Clinic members. In May 2019, Piedmont became Great Place to Work-Certified™ and in June 2019 was named by Forbes as one of the Top10 Employers in Georgia. Our 23,000-plus employees dedicate themselves to making a positive difference in every life we touch and our commitment doesn’t stop there. In FY 2019, Piedmont provided $268 million in uncompensated care community benefit programming in an effort to better the health and well-being of the people in the communities we serve. For more information, visit piedmont.org.