Aetna, Hartford HealthCare team up to form accountable care arrangements

Aetna and Hartford HealthCare today announced a new collaboration that will focus on value-based, accountable care arrangements in Connecticut, set to begin on January 1, 2015. "We are so pleased that these two respected Hartford-based organizations are working together on behalf of patients throughout our entire network," said Jeffrey Flaks, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Hartford HealthCare. The joint effort will involve Hartford HealthCare's network of 2,000 doctors and healthcare professionals who work directly with Aetna. The new arrangement will seek to improve the overall patient experience while also lowering medical costs. Announcement