Aetna Institutes is a program that offers access to networks of high-performing hospitals, clinics and health care facilities that offer specialized care. These programs focus on bariatric, cardiac and orthopedic surgeries. They also provide transplant support, infertility treatment and gene-based, cellular and other innovative therapy (“GCIT™”) services.
Institutes of Excellence
Aetna Institutes of Excellence providers help patients who are facing a transplant or going through treatment for infertility. To be an Institute of Excellence, a health care facility must meet certain quality criteria. These include:
- Number of procedures
- Success rates
- Cost-effective care
- How often patients return to the hospital
- Rates of complications