Cortland Regional Medical Center Joins Aetna's Network for Medicare Advantage Members in Cortland County

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Aetna announced today that it has signed an agreement with Cortland Regional Medical Center that expands access to the center for members of Aetna's individual and group Medicare Advantage plans in Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes region.

Under the agreement, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2016, members of Aetna's individual and group Medicare Advantage plans can get covered services at in-network rates at Cortland Regional Medical Center. The agreement extends to all locations of Regional Medical Practice. Cortland Regional Medical Center has been in network for Aetna's commercial members since 1993.

"Aetna is happy to expand its relationship with Cortland Regional Medical Center to include members of our individual and group Medicare Advantage plans," said Steven Logan, market president for Aetna. "Our commercial members have benefited from having access to Cortland Regional Medical Center and affiliated doctors. We're pleased that our group and individual Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will be able to do the same."

Aetna provides health benefits to approximately 61,000 members in Upstate New York and the Finger Lakes. Those members have access to a contracted network that includes 14 hospitals and more than 2,800 primary care and specialist physicians.

Aetna is a market leader in Medicare Advantage plans. We designed our 2016 Medicare health and prescription drug plans to give exceptional value to Medicare beneficiaries. We offer a choice of affordable plans to help people stay healthy and save money.

Aetna offers Medicare Advantage or Medicare Advantage prescription drug plans in 32 states and Washington D.C. Aetna prescription drug plans are available in all 50 states and Washington D.C.

Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in Aetna 2016 Medicare Advantage plans during the annual enrollment period, which began October 15, 2015 and ends December 7, 2015. These enrollments will be effective on January 1, 2016.

Complete plan details about Aetna's 2016 Medicare offerings are available at or by calling toll free 1-888-247-1028 (TTY: 711). Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time, seven days a week. Complete plan details about Coventry's 2016 Medicare offerings are available at or by calling toll free 1-877-988-3589 (TTY: 711). Hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., local time, seven days a week.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.5 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

About Cortland Regional Medical Center

Ranked first in New York State by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) annual assessment of US hospitals for patient safety, patient satisfaction, clinical care, and efficiency, Cortland Regional Medical Center serves more than 74,000 people who live and work in the region. The main campus includes a 162-bed acute care hospital and attached 80-bed residential care facility. CRMC's growing list of health services includes: breast cancer care; cardiology; emergency and prompt care; home health services; hospitalist care; intensive care and telemetry; laboratory services; long term home health care; maternity care; medical imaging; medical oncology and hematology services; mental health services; medical/surgical units; nursing and rehabilitation; nutrition therapy; pharmacy; physical rehabilitation services; sports medicine; post-mastectomy services; respiratory care; social work services; surgical services; wound care; and more.

Regional Medical Practice, PC (RMP), an affiliate of CRMC, is a thriving multi-specialty group that includes: family and internal medicine; psychiatry, ophthalmology; endocrinology; pulmonology; general surgery,; including breast surgery; orthopedics, physiatry, and sports medicine; gastroenterology; cardiology; hospitalist and critical care medicine; and hematology/oncology. Offices are located on the CRMC campus or at RMP locations within ½ mile of the medical center.

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. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by location. Other providers are available in our network.

Aetna Media Contact:

Walter Cherniak, 410-401-9490
Media Line: 860-273-0888

Cortland Regional Medical Center Media Contact:

Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: 607-756-3513