On May 28th, Aetna posted its "Guiding Principles for Physician Relations" document online. The Principles coincide with the June 2, 2008, expiration of the Physicians Settlement Agreement with Aetna.
By publishing the Guiding Principles, Aetna seeks to formally define its commitment to building solid relationships with the medical community and to working collaboratively to improve the quality of health care. Specifically, the Principles identify behaviors and business actions that govern Aetna in its interactions with health care professionals.
Among the principles, Aetna commits to:
Read the Aetna News Release
View Aetna's Guiding Principles