Dr. Michael Stoltz, president of Texas Health Physicians Group, said, “One of our goals is to provide physicians with better predictors of health risk earlier in a patient’s life. By implementing behavior interventions early, we can improve health and outcomes in the long term. We will also provide tools to help physicians better manage patients with multiple chronic conditions who need immediate interventions. Such resources and tools can help physicians more efficiently manage a growing patient population, keep the healthy patient well and focus on patients needing their guidance most.”New payment agreements reward improvements in quality and costs of care The agreement with Texas Health Resources features a new payment model that will reward physicians for meeting quality, efficiency and patient satisfaction measures, including:
- The percentage of Aetna members who get recommended preventive care and screenings;
- Better management of patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes;
- Reductions in avoidable hospital readmissions; and
- Reductions in Emergency Room visits by improving primary care access hours.
For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355), or visit TexasHealth.org.About Aetna Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.3 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 and health information technology services. Our 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 www.aetna.com.