Aexcel® Performance Networks

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Unlock the power of excellence with Aexcel* 

You want to give your employees the best health insurance benefits you can. At the same time, you want to keep your budget in line as costs go up.

Aexcel offers a solution that unlocks savings for you – and your workforce.

Aexcel is our designation for high-performing doctors and doctor groups in 12 specialty areas:  

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • General surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Plastic surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

Here’s how Aexcel works

All Aexcel doctors have met nationally recognized standards for clinical performance and efficiency. 

When your employees and their covered family members use these doctors, they usually pay less -- less than they would if they used an Aetna specialist in our network without the Aexcel designation. Or a specialist not in our network. 

When employees pay less, you pay less. In fact, employers who implement Aexcel can see up to 3% in claims savings a year.1

How a specialist gets the Aexcel designation

Only doctors who meet our high standards are given the Aexcel designation.
So patients of Aexcel doctors have:  

  • Fewer re-admissions
  • Fewer health complications during hospital care
  • Quicker recovery times

The bottom line? Improved patient safety and delivery of care -- and that means lower health care costs for you and for your employees. 

Study shows Aexcel works

Aexcel specialists who’ve earned this designation have been shown to be up to 16% more efficient than other Aetna providers in the same geographic area.2

Our Aexcel doctors: 

  • Show lower complication rates for their patients during hospital stays
  • Use treatments shown to help improve outcomes
  • Use technology to more efficiently deliver health care services 
  • Are recognized by medical societies and industry groups for health care quality and safety

Want to learn more about Aexcel? Contact your Aetna representative.

1, 2: 2011 Aexcel Book of Business Study

*The Aexcel network is available only in select locations. Aexcel is not available with HMO plans.

Health insurance plans are underwritten or administered by Aetna Life Insurance Company (Aetna). 

This material is for information only and is not an offer or invitation to contract. Providers are independent contractors and are not agents of Aetna. Provider participation may change without notice. Aetna does not provide care or guarantee access to health services. Aexcel designation is only a guide to choosing a physician. Members should confer with their existing physicians and specialists they are selecting before making a decision. Designations have the risk of error and should not be the sole basis for selecting a doctor. Not all health services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations. Information is believed to be accurate as of the production date; however, it is subject to change. 

Policy forms issued in OK include: GR23 and/or GR-29/GR-29N, Comprehensive PPO-GR-11741(5/04), Limited-GR-11741-LME (5/04) and Dental-11826 Ed 9/04.

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