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U.S. News and Aetna Foundation release 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings

U.S. News and Aetna Foundation release 2020 Healthiest Communities rankings

WASHINGTON – U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with the Aetna Foundation, an independent, charitable and philanthropic affiliate of CVS Health, has released the third annual Healthiest Communities rankings. This year, the rankings are accompanied by new tools tracking COVID-19 data, as well as in-depth editorial analysis on relationships between COVID-19 and the social determinants

CVS Health introduces special access to Apple Fitness+

CVS Health introduces special access to Apple Fitness+

WOONSOCKET, R.I. _ CVS Health announced Tuesday it is offering special access for clients, customers and employees to Apple Fitness+, the first fitness experience built for Apple Watch, arriving later this year. CVS is developing a one-year subscription offer for Aetna commercial and CVS Caremark members and will share details soon. Additionally, a free two-month

Bridges Health Partners and Aetna extend value-based collaboration

Bridges Health Partners and Aetna extend value-based collaboration

WARRENDALE, Penn. — Bridges Health Partners (Bridges), a clinically integrated network, and Aetna, a CVS Health company, have entered into a value-based agreement for Aetna’s commercial employer groups in Western Pennsylvania. The agreement is designed to improve clinical outcomes, efficiency and cost of care for Aetna’s commercial employer groups cared for by Bridges providers. “Working

Cleveland Clinic, Aetna team on new plan designed to reduce health care costs

Cleveland Clinic, Aetna team on new plan designed to reduce health care costs

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland Clinic announced on Wednesday a new multi-faceted collaboration with Aetna, a CVS Health Co., to form an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model and offer new plans and programs featuring Cleveland Clinic providers. The collaboration includes the launch of a co-branded insurance plan, which could reduce health care costs for participating employers,

Aetna announces Attain Games Challenge

Aetna announces Attain Games Challenge

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Aetna, a CVS Health company, has launched the Attain Games, a virtual event for users of the Attain by Aetna app. The Attain Games will spotlight a series of healthy activities created by top U.S. athletes to help members experience new and challenging ways to achieve their health goals while focusing on

Aetna and Lyft to give schools access to essential rides for families

Aetna and Lyft to give schools access to essential rides for families

HARTFORD, Conn.  – Aetna, a CVS Health company,  announced it will give $100,000 in essential rides for families in school districts around the country such as Chicago, Denver, Baltimore and Seattle, in collaboration with the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and Lyft to help families this school year. Aetna senior vice president of public and

New maternity program promotes safer pregnancies

New maternity program promotes safer pregnancies

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — To help address the unprecedented maternal health crisis affecting American women and support prenatal and postpartum care, Aetna, a CVS Health company, has launched a new initiative as part of the Aetna Maternity Program. “Over the past two decades we’ve seen a steady rise in pregnancy-related deaths, and significant racial and ethnic disparities persist

Aetna Medicare waives out-of-pocket costs for telehealth services

Aetna Medicare waives out-of-pocket costs for telehealth services

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Aetna, a CVS Health company, will waive out-of-pocket costs for in-network primary care and specialist telehealth visits for all Individual and Group Medicare Advantage plan members through September 30, 2020. “While seniors are encouraged to stay home to limit their exposure to COVID-19, that doesn’t mean they have to forego medical care

CVS opposes rule that reduces health care protections for transgender people

CVS opposes rule that reduces health care protections for transgender people

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services finalized a rule that reduces anti-discrimination protections in health care for transgender people. The rule changed the previous definition for covered health care entities of “[discrimination] on the basis of sex” so that the definition no longer includes gender identity. CVS Health

Aetna Better Health announces Medicaid contract award in West Virginia

Aetna Better Health announces Medicaid contract award in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Aetna Better Health of West Virginia, a CVS Health company announced that the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) has awarded the company a statewide Medicaid contract through the Mountain Health Trust managed care program. The Mountain Health Trust program serves most Medicaid eligible groups, including Temporary Assistance for Needy

CVS supports COVID-19 relief efforts in California

CVS supports COVID-19 relief efforts in California

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced that as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts it is re-purposing a portion of its three-year, $40 million commitment to invest in California’s health care delivery system. Nearly $1.5 million in grants will immediately help four local nonprofit organizations expand access to telehealth services, address food insecurity among California’s

CVS offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

CVS offers cost-sharing and co-pay waivers for COVID-19-related treatment for Aetna members

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced Wednesday it is waiving cost-sharing and co-pays for inpatient hospital admissions related to COVID-19 for Aetna’s commercially insured members, part of several additional steps to help members access the care that they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. These announcements build on previous efforts focused on eliminating out-of-pocket costs and

Aetna welcomes Lexington Clinic to its Medicare Advantage Network

Aetna welcomes Lexington Clinic to its Medicare Advantage Network

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Aetna, a CVS Health company and Lexington Clinic announced Tuesday that members enrolled in Aetna Medicare Advantage plans now have access to personalized healthcare services throughout the Lexington area.  With this new agreement, members gain affordable access to all Lexington Clinic offices and associate practices under Lexington Clinic’s award-winning health program. “Aetna Medicare

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

Chains do their part to ease coronavirus worries

NEW YORK — National and regional pharmacy chains were doing what they could to ease the coronavirus fears of shoppers and employees as the contagion spread. Seattle-based Bartell Drugs shipped more over-the-counter products to stores early this month after experiencing high demand due to concerns related to COVID-19. Bartell’s has two stores in the suburb

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