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Mount Carmel going along with program, but Grant/Riverside balking
Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospitals is saying "no" to an on-site care-review program Aetna U.S. Healthcare wants to start in Columbus, while Mount Carmel says it will work with one of the area's largest managed-care companies.
Aetna wants to send nurses into hospitals, where they would review patient charts in what the insurer says is an effort to improve care but reduce costs.
"We wanted to start at Grant/Riverside in April, but it keeps getting delayed," said Dr. Climenteme Jones, senior regional patient management medical director at Aetna's Chicago office. "We'll continue talking …