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Aetna Announces New Value-Based Collaboration With St. Luke’s Health Partners in Idaho

February 28, 2018 | Health Insurance

New offering aims to improve patient outcomes and better manage health care costs for employers

SEATTLE — Aetna announced today a value-based collaboration with St. Luke’s Health Partners, and the introduction of the Aetna Whole Health℠ product in Idaho that will offer employers a health care model designed to improve quality, efficiency and the patient experience. Health care savings will be specific to each employer.

The new commercial health care product, Aetna Whole Health℠ – St. Luke’s Health Partners, will provide Aetna members with highly coordinated care from approximately 3,100 providers, which includes 600 primary care providers, more than 2,500 specialists along with thirteen hospitals and 18 urgent care centers.

Effective immediately, the new commercial products are available to fully insured and self-insured employers with more than 100 employees in Ada, Jerome, Twin Falls, Canyon, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Lincoln, Payette, Valley, and Washington Counties.

“Aetna is excited to introduce our first Aetna Whole Health℠ product in Idaho,” said Norm Seabrooks, president for Aetna’s Northwest market. “By working with St. Luke’s Health Partners, we will be able to provide a total health solution that will ensure Aetna members receive high-quality, convenient care, that will help them live healthier and more productive lives.”

The value-based collaboration gives employers innovative health care options for their employees, and will feature a model of health care delivery designed to offer:

  • A more coordinated, personalized experience for patients; and
  • Better health care outcomes.

Collaborative arrangement rewards improvements in quality outcomes and efficiency improvements

The agreement features a model to reward providers for meeting quality outcome and efficiency measures including:

  • The percentage of Aetna members who get recommended preventive care and screenings;
  • Better management of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart failure;
  • Reductions in avoidable hospital readmission rates; and
  • Reductions in emergency room visits.

Aetna is working with health care organizations nationwide to develop products and services that support value-driven, patient-centered care for health care consumers.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 37.9 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