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Network: Stanford & Lucile Salter Packard May Terminate with Aetna September 1, 2012

Aug 29, 2012

Stanford Medical Center and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital issued a termination notice to Aetna on June 1, 2012.

Negotiations are continuing between all parties; however, if the parties have not reached a new agreement, Stanford Medical Center, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and 2,272 physicians affiliated with Stanford Clinic will terminate effective September 1, 2012.

Aetna understands that their clients and health plan participants want access to a robust, high quality network of hospitals, doctors and other health care providers. One of their primary responsibilities to their members and customers is to help control rising costs of health care services, and negotiating reimbursement rates is a key component to controlling those costs.

If they have not reached an agreement on contract terms by September 1, 2012, Aetna will notify both impacted members and plan sponsors within five days of the termination.

Members in the middle of treatment

Aetna will be helping members with the transition of their care with as little disruption as possible. In addition, members in an active course of treatment will be able to continue their treatment for a transitional period of time, at the preferred plan benefits levels.

Hospitals and clinic locations possibly terming

Alternative hospitals are available

Below is a listing of alternate participating hospitals in the immediate area where employees and their dependents can access care.

Children's hospital alternatives

DocFind®/directory information

For the most current and up to date information and to find a participating physician, please use  DocFind®, Aetna's online provider directory.

Please contact your b&p Group Sales Representative to discuss the details above - 888-722-3373. Aetna appreciates your support and will continue to keep you informed of any changes to their network.

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