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Hartford, Connecticut 06156
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of tra ... more
"With this, there's the potential that patients could say, 'Well, all these guys are good, I'm going to see which one is less expensive,' " said Dr. Mesoras.The theory is that when people are spending their own money, they will be more judicious in their health care purchases.In addition to Pittsburgh, Aetna is expanding its program from Cincinnati to seven other markets, although consumers in some of those markets also will receive information about the clinical quality and efficiency of doctors.In the Cincinnati area, where the company has about 200,000 members, Aetna found that about 26,000 consumers used its Web site to access price information about physician services at a rate of between 600 to 1,000 visits per month.It's unclear if the information changed consumer behavior, Dr. Mesoras said.
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Aetna Grants $20,000 For Komen Foundationâ€™s Mammogram Voucher Program
"Awareness and early detection are key components to targeting and treating breast cancer effectively," said Dr. Michael Mesoras, Aetna's medical director for the Pittsburgh area.
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Insurer will toughen rules for MRI providers - PittsburghLIVE.com
"We believe the people who should have MRI scans should have the scans, but if performing the scan is not going to change the course of care, why do it?"Mesouras said.
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