Commitment to Quality

Safe, high-quality health care is our priority

You deserve to get the best and safest health care possible. And we want you to get it. The information on this page can help you make decisions about your doctors, treatments and health plans based on safety and quality.

Aetna Physicians Performance Network

Finding the right doctor can be a challenge. We can help make this easier for you. When you're looking for a doctor in one of the medical specialties in the DocFind® directory, look for doctors with the blue star next to their names. They are part of the Aexcel® network*. These doctors meet certain standards for quality care and cost efficiency. Now you can make more informed decisions for you and your family.

See more information about Aexcel
Watch a video about Aexcel
Download our member brochure

Aetna Institutes of Quality®

Quality care made simple.
Bariatric, cardiac and orthopedic treatment can be filled with complex decisions. Choosing a health care facility for an upcoming procedure doesn’t have to be one of them. The Aetna Institutes of Quality® (IOQ) network was developed to help you and your doctor simplify your selection.

Read more about the Institutes of Quality network

National Committee for Quality Assurance Accreditation

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) is an independent, nonprofit group. Its mission is to improve health care quality. They review the health plans and services of health care companies. And they develop standards to find areas to improve. We take part in this voluntary audit process.

See plan ratings and rankings from the NCOA

Other health care quality information

Health care is not just about cost. Consider quality when making health care decisions.

See health plan report cards for your state

As an Aetna member, you are entitled to information about Aetna’s programs to improve health care quality.

Learn more about our efforts to improve quality

* Aexcel is not available with HMO plans.

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