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Aetna Premier Care Network (APCN) and Aetna Premier Care Network Plus (APCN Plus)

APCN is a performance network for businesses with employees in locations across the country. With this network, employers can offer a single benefits design and simplified communications to all employees, regardless of their location.


APCN Plus includes a combination of performance networks across the country but also includes Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and joint ventures (JVs) in certain areas. Members in these networks will have APCN Plus and the name of the ACO/JV on their ID cards.


Open enrollment is coming


Many of your existing patients will be participating in open enrollment and selecting a new medical plan. Your patients might select APCN or APCN Plus, so it’s important to know your network participation status. Many of these networks have fewer providers than our regular networks due to our quality and efficiency designation process. You should check both your own status and the status of providers you refer your patients to.   


Your status might change on January 1, 2020


Starting this month (September), you can check our online provider referral website at  to see if you’re participating in our networks for 2020. If you were added or terminated from the APCN or APCN Plus networks, you would have received a letter from us in August. If you participated in APCN or APCN Plus in 2019 and you didn’t get a letter, that means your participation status has not changed.

If you have questions, call us at 1-888-632-3862. Or visit our provider website and review the APCN/APCN Plus provider overview.