NU Online News Service, June 29, 2004, 3:54 p.m. EDT
Aetna Inc., Hartford, is adding more markets and more specialties to its Aexcel preferred specialist network program.[@@]
Program managers choose the specialists in the program network by considering quality indicators, such as complication rates and repeat procedure rates, as well as cost.
Aetna plans to make the Aexcel program network available as an option to employers in Atlanta, Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, the New York City area and the Washington, D.C., area by January 2005.