Aetna, UPMC Pinnacle Expand Accountable Care Relationship in Central Pennsylvania

Dec 11 2018

HARRISBURG, Pa.– December 11, 2018 – Aetna, a CVS Health business, and UPMC Pinnacle have expanded their network of clinical services for the Aetna Whole HealthSM – Pinnacle Health products. As of October 1, 2018, Aetna commercial plan members have access to five additional hospitals and two associated physician groups that provide high-quality, cost-effective primary and specialty care to individuals who reside in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

“Aetna is delighted to grow our presence by offering access to UPMC Pinnacle’s expanded network,” said Andrew Richard, vice president of Aetna Provider Networks. “Through accountable care relationships, we’re working closer than ever with physicians and hospitals to make health care more affordable while improving quality and efficiency.”

Aetna and UPMC Pinnacle’s accountable care agreement is intended to:

  • Lower medical cost growth over time by reducing waste, improving care coordination and closing care gaps
  • Enhance each patient’s experience with innovative care management programs while also saving employees money when they use providers aligned with UPMC Pinnacle
  • Support effective patient and primary care doctor relationships
  • Reduce readmissions and improve outcomes

This expanded collaboration will offer a wide array of plan designs and funding options, giving Central Pennsylvania-area employers choices that enhance the membership experience through a collaborative team approach to the full spectrum of health care.

Hospitals added to the Aetna Whole Health-Pinnacle Health network include:

  • UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle
  • UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
  • UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster
  • UPMC Pinnacle Lititz
  • UPMC Pinnacle Memorial (in York)


About Aetna

Aetna, a CVS Health business, serves an estimated 39 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 and behavioral health plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers’ compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna’s 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, visit and explore how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world.

Aetna Media Contact:
Karla Cutting