Washington Health System is among a group of area health care organizations that will be affected by an agreement with Aetna.

Bridges Health Partners, a clinical integrated network, has signed an accountable care organization agreement to cover about 17,000 Aetna Medicare Advantage members. The network was formed in 2017 among WHS, St. Clair Hospital, Excela Health and Butler Health System.

The agreement, Bridges said in a news release, “is designed to improve the coordination, clinical performance, efficiency, and cost of care provided to Aetna’s Medicare Advantage members.”

Tom Boggs, president of Bridges Health Partners, said in a statement: “One of the driving reasons behind forming Bridges was to enable like-minded organizations to partner in a progressive way that promotes better value and patient experience. We are confident that our collaboration with Aetna will successfully transform the delivery of care for seniors in Western Pennsylvania.”

Business Writer

Rick Shrum joined the Observer-Reporter as a reporter in 2012, after serving as a section editor, sports reporter and copy editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rick has won eight individual writing awards, including two Golden Quills.

See what people are talking about at The Community Table!

Thank you for reading!

Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to read or post comments.