Aetna, OSS Orthopaedic Hospital Reach Agreement

YORK, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aetna (NYSE: AET) and OSS Orthopaedic Hospital announced that they have reached agreement on a new three-year contract, expanding network access for Aetna members in York County. With this agreement, Aetna members can receive covered benefits, at in-network rates, from OSS Orthopaedic Hospital.

Aetna also renegotiated existing contracts with OSS Ambulatory Surgery Center and the 24-physician Orthopoaedic and Spine Specialists physicians group. The terms of these contracts will run concurrently with the new hospital contract.

“Aetna is very happy to add OSS Orthopaedic to its network of contracted hospitals in York County,” said Joseph Petonak, Aetna’s vice president of network operations for the Central Pennsylvania market. “With this agreement, all four hospitals in York County now participate in Aetna’s network, providing our members with great flexibility.”

Todd Lord, chief executive officer of OSS, said, “OSS is excited to partner with Aetna to continue to meet the orthopaedic and spine needs of Aetna’s members in York County and its surrounding areas.”

Aetna provides health benefits to more than 1 million members in Pennsylvania, including more than 21,000 in York County. Members in that county have access to a network that includes all four contracted hospitals and more than 850 primary care and specialist physicians.

About OSS Orthopaedic Hospital

The OSS Orthopaedic Hospital is the first and only free-standing facility in the York area dedicated exclusively to orthopaedic surgery. It is owned and operated by the physicians of Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists, or OSS. OSS provides a full range of orthopaedic services at five different locations in York, Gettysburg, Lewisberry and Camp Hill, Pa. These services include adult and pediatric orthopaedics, spine and joint care, fracture care, sports medicine, pain management, podiatry, orthopaedic urgent care and rehabilitation services, and more.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 35.3 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 and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see To learn more about Aetna's innovative online tools, visit


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