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Access MediQuip and Aetna Announce National Surgical and Implant Management Agreement

September 6, 2012

New agreement with Aetna will provide services to manage the supplying, billing and benefit coordination of surgical implants across the country.

Lake Mary, FL (PRWEB) September 05, 2012

Access MediQuip, LLC, the country´s first and largest surgical and implant management solutions company, has partnered with Aetna to manage the supplying, billing and benefit coordination of surgical implants across the country.

“We´ve partnered with Aetna because our values align around educating patients, reducing costs, providing transparency, driving quality and making a positive difference for providers, surgical facilities and manufacturers,” said Prakash Patel, M.D., CEO of Access MediQuip. “Access MediQuip is the only company that has purchasing relationships with all major manufacturers, and more than 15 years worth of highly localized clinical and implant payer data combined with a large national footprint to fully dedicate to safety and quality in order to deliver surgical implant items for Aetna´s members.”

“Aetna recognizes the challenges that free-standing surgical centers are faced with when trying to manage and purchase implantable devices, said Heather Jiannalone, Senior Network Manager in Aetna´s West Region. “The surgical implant expertise that Access MediQuip provides will help us improve the cost and quality management of medical devices, which will ultimately lead to better health services for our members.”

Under the agreement, Access MediQuip will implement its comprehensive Surgical and Implant Management Solutions for Aetna´s surgical implant patients starting in the west coast markets, including California, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado, then expanding over time. Access MediQuip will provide services such as implant referral and coordination, device inventory management, device logistics and acquisition, prior authorization communication and coordination, and a national device registry for collecting and managing data on the device and the procedure.

About Access MediQuip

Access MediQuip is the largest and only company in the country that provides an integrated, comprehensive surgical and implant management solution (SIMS) program. With more than fifteen years of experience, Access MediQuip provides payers with analytics to understand their implant spend, manage and control the high costs of implants and surgeries, and improve the quality and safety of surgical procedures; all while maintaining full access and choice of implants for facilities, surgeons and, ultimately, patients. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. For more information, please visit http://www.accessmediquip.com.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.4 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, health care management services for Medicaid plans and health information exchange technology services. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see http://www.aetna.com.

Media Contact:

Lindsey Harris

713-978-4493

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