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Aetna and Baptist Health Medical Group Announce New Agreement for Medicare Members

November 13, 2017 | Medicare

LEXINGTON, KY – Aetna (NYSE: AET) and Baptist Health Medical Group today announced that the two organizations have signed a new contract that results in an expansion of Aetna’s current Medicare Advantage network to include Baptist Health Medical Group’s physicians in the Lexington area.

“Aetna has a long history of working with provider groups to create solutions that improve the health care experience and outcomes for our members,” said Brad Fischer, executive director of Aetna’s operations in Kentucky. “We are pleased that we can strengthen our collaboration with Baptist Health and provide our Medicare members in the Lexington area with an expanded network of high-quality providers.”

“Baptist Health Medical Group is pleased to partner with Aetna to provide our brand of treat-you-like-family care to its members in the Lexington area through its Medicare Advantage network,” said Isaac J. Myers II, chief health integration officer for Baptist Health. Baptist Health Medical Group has a broad range of highly qualified specialists and primary care doctors to care for every member of the family.

Aetna offers competitive Medicare Advantage products throughout Kentucky. Starting Oct. 15, 2017, these products will now include covered health care services at in-network rates from Baptist Health Medical Group’s more than 350 providers in Fayette, Jessamine, Madison, Clark, Franklin, Bourbon, Scott, Montgomery, Harrison, Estill, Rowan and Woodford counties.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44.7 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

Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Other physicians/providers are available in our network. The provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Participating physicians, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors and are neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider cannot be guaranteed, and provider network composition is subject to change. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.

About Baptist Health Medical Group

Baptist Health Medical Group is a comprehensive, multispecialty network of physicians and advanced practice clinicians affiliated with Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health. Our providers are committed to providing compassionate, patient-centered care and strive to treat our patients the way we would want to be treated, every time, at every Baptist Health location.

Aetna Media Contact:

Sheridan Watson

Baptist Health Medical Group Media Contact:

Kit Fullenlove