Oak Street Health and Aetna Team Up to Expand Access to Value-Based Care in Ohio

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The partnership will provide Aetna Medicare Advantage members access to Oak Street Health’s three new primary care centers in the Cleveland area.

Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers providing a new model of value-based primary care to Medicare patients, and Aetna (NYSE: AET) have entered into an innovative value-based network agreement in Cleveland. Effective today, Aetna Medicare Advantage members and retirees that receive coverage through Aetna Group Medicare Advantage plans will have access to Oak Street Health’s three new primary care centers.

“We’re proud to bring our proven model of preventative, personalized care to Aetna members in Ohio,” said Brian Clem, president of Oak Street Health Indiana and Ohio. “Aetna is a trusted partner, and we look forward to deepening our relationship and improving outcomes for nearly 23,000 Aetna members, together.”

Oak Street Health's community-based care model focuses on the overall value of health care for its patients. Its facilities feature more comprehensive services than a traditional doctor's office. These include 24-hour access to a physician, flexible scheduling, more face time with doctors, community health and wellness events, state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated care team to coordinate all health needs. This proven strategy has reduced Medicare hospitalizations in other Oak Street facilities by more than 40 percent.

“Aetna is a leader in providing our members innovative ways to access care, enabled by strong provider collaborations that encourage high-quality care delivery,” said Charles Brown, general manager for Aetna Medicare’s Ohio and Kentucky Markets. “By working together with Oak Street Health, we will be able to collectively continue to deliver improved outcomes and an enhanced experience to our Medicare members, meeting them in their communities where many of the conversations between patients and providers occur.”

Three locations are scheduled to open beginning in September through the end of 2018. Centers are located at:

  • Glenville: 10553 St Clair Ave. Cleveland, OH 44108
  • West Boulevard: 10688 Lorain Ave, Cleveland, OH 44111
  • Lee-Harvard: 4071 Lee Road Cleveland, OH 44128

To learn more about Oak Street Health’s value-based primary care model and the latest openings in the Cleveland area, visit https://www.oakstreethealth.com.

About Oak Street Health
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities. Oak Street’s care is based on an entirely new model that is based on value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is accountable for its patients’ health, spending more than twice as long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their care. Oak Street Health has been investing in communities since 2013 – providing much-needed primary care for tens of thousands of people.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 38.8 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 and behavioral health 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 http://www.aetna.com and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

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. Other physicians/providers> are available in our network. 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.

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