Aetna, Banner Network Colorado and others collaborate for accountable care

Health insurer Aetna has partnered with four healthcare organizations in Colorado to help improve the quality of care for patients in several counties and provide patients with increased access to care.

Colorado Health Neighborhoods — Centura Health's physician-led network of providers —  and Banner Network Colorado are participating in the collaboration, along with Lone Tree, Colo.-based New West Physicians and Denver-based Physician Health Partners. More than 800 primary care physicians, 4,000 specialists and 31 hospitals will participate in the accountable care collaboration.

In addition, The Aetna Whole Health product — a collection of benefit plans designed for a coordinated care model — will be available to self-insured and fully insured customers in 9 Colorado counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld.

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