LEWISTON — Central Maine Healthcare announced Monday that it has reached an updated agreement with health care insurance network Aetna.

CMH is the parent company to Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital, Rumford Hospital and other primary and specialty care practices across the region.

According to a news release, the new agreement included updated terms for physician services and for some hospital services at CMMC for all patients under Aetna’s commercial plans but did not provide further details.

“Our patients are the real winners in this,” CMH president and CEO Steve Littleson said in a statement.

The new agreement will take effect this month.

Aetna is not to be confused with Anthem. Last month, Maine Medical Center in Portland, the state’s largest hospital, said it was leaving the network in January 2023 due to more than $80 million in underpaid and unpaid claims from Anthem.

Aetna is one of CMH’s largest payers, according to the release. In addition to patients insured under Aetna’s commercial plans, CMH provides care to more than 2,000 Aetna Medicare Advantage members. The number of CMH patients insured under an Aetna commercial plan was not available.

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