Sourced from Aetna Broker Communication on 12/22/21:
December 22, 2021
Update on negotiations with Trinity – Mount Carmel Health System – OH
As promised, we are keeping you informed on the progress made during Aetna’s negotiations with Trinity – Mount Carmel Health System – OH. This update, and the ones that follow, will supplement the original network communication you received on 10/26/2021. We will keep you informed of updates until negotiations are complete and/or concluded.
Date of Update
Negotiations were to be concluded and continue with a positive tone for Trinity nationally as well as in the local markets.
Trinity has made a slight modification to one state fee schedule and due to the holidays, we have been given an extension until 2/15/2022 to finalize the contracts with Trinity.
Trinity Health has provided Aetna with a contract extension to 1/31/22 – for the Commercial and Medicare products.
The parties agree to continue to work through the local market negotiations and memorialize the terms and conditions of a new National LOA over the next several weeks. This National LOA will memorialize the new national template contract language, the respective rate increases for the respective markets and a commitment to utilize a Trinity-specific national contract template for all of their Trinity Ministries by January 1, 2023 or sooner.
Aetna and Trinity Health have signed a contract extension, assuring continued in-network access for its members in NY, OH, MI, and IL. We’re pleased that our members will be able to continue receiving in-network care from their hospitals and doctors with the intent to limit further disruption during open enrollment.
Trinity Health extended the termination date of the following NY, Ohio, Illinois and Michigan hospitals to 1/31/22:
We appreciate your support in this matter, as we continue to try to address the rising cost of health care services for Central Ohio area employers and residents. We will continue to keep you informed of any changes in our local network.
If you have questions regarding Aetna’s Ohio network, please contact your CSM representative.