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Dr. Michael Mike Mesoras

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Medical Director

Phone: (860) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Wexford, Pennsylvania, United States
Aetna Inc
151 Farmington Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06156
United States

Company Description: Aetna Inc. (Aetna) is a diversified healthcare benefits company. The Company offers a range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and...   more
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NYS Health Accountability Foundation - News & Events
www.nyshaf.org, 22 June 2006 [cached]
Michael Mesoras, Aetna medical director for patient management in the mid-Atlantic region, said, "This is an extension of the whole concept of consumerism," adding, "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'" (Snowbeck, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 6/14).
Reprinted with permission from kaisernetwork.org.
Aetna Grants $20,000 For Komen Foundation’s Mammogram Voucher Program
www.aetna.com, 30 Jan 2006 [cached]
"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.
Yahoo - Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative Receives $25,000 Grant From The Aetna Foundation
biz.yahoo.com, 24 Jan 2002 [cached]
``The PRHI program is a blueprint for the kind of systemwide approach needed to improve the safety, quality and affordability of health care across the country, and Aetna is proud to be a part of it,'' said Dr. Michael Mesoras, Aetna network medical director for Western Pennsylvania.
BC Advantage
www.billing-coding.com, 26 Feb 2005 [cached]
"This is an extension of the whole concept of consumerism," said Dr. Michael Mesoras, Aetna's medical director for patient management in the mid-Atlantic region, which includes Pittsburgh.
"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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But Dr. Mesoras, the Aetna official, said his company had been able to use transparency in its favor during negotiations.In a few cases, doctors demanding high rates for certain procedures have backed down after learning that their relative reimbursements will be visible on the Aetna Web site.
"What we don't have in medicine is true competition from a price perspective," he said.
Insurer will toughen rules for MRI providers - PittsburghLIVE.com
www.pittsburghlive.com, 13 Jan 2005 [cached]
Dr. Michael Mesouras, medical director of Aetna in western Pennsylvania, said his company, which has 900,000 clients in the state, will reimburse only those centers that are accredited by the American College of Radiology.
"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.
A spokesman for HealthAmerica and HealthAssurance, which has 730,000 members, said her company now requires prior approval for imaging tests.
"Some of the increase is understandable, because there is better technology and more available services," she said.
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