NewYork-Presbyterian and Aetna Reach an Agreement

Dear Valued Patient,

Thank you for entrusting NewYork-Presbyterian with what matters most—your health and well-being.

We are pleased to share that we have reached an agreement with your insurance provider, Aetna. This means the high-quality care provided by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group clinical practices will continue to be covered as in-network with no interruption to your care. In-network care will also continue with the organizations listed below, as well as with ColumbiaDoctors and Weill Cornell Medicine.

We understand the last few weeks of this negotiation may have created frustration and uncertainty. We thank you for your support during this time and for trusting us with your care.


Brian Donley, MD

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


The following NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and organizations will remain in-network for Aetna members:

  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
    • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester (formerly known as Lawrence Hospital)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups (Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, Queens, Westchester)
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Queens
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center
  • ColumbiaDoctors/NewYork-Presbyterian Imaging
  • Gracie Square Hospital
  • Lawrence Home Care of Westchester
  • Main Street Radiology Bayside
  • The Rogosin Institute
  • The Silvercrest Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
  • Weill Cornell Imaging at NewYork-Presbyterian 



Information For Medicare Advantage Users

If we are unable to reach an agreement by March 31, 2024, starting April 1, 2024, all NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and its clinical practices that are part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups will be considered out-of-network providers for Aetna members. Please note that care from ColumbiaDoctors and Weill Cornell Medicine providers is not immediately impacted by the April 1, 2024 expiration regardless of their office location. Their care will be delivered in-network through June 30, 2024



If you want continued in-network coverage to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals and the clinical practices that are of part of the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Groups, we strongly encourage you to consider choosing coverage from one of the following health insurance companies currently contracted:

Mainstream Plan Providers

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield formerly known as Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna Medicare
  • Emblem Health (HIP/GHI)
  • Fidelis
  • Healthfirst
  • MVP Health Care
  • Oxford
  • United Healthcare
  • Wellcare

Please note, we are currently in the middle of the Annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period for those already enrolled in a plan, which is January 1 through March 31. Additionally, some of the health insurance plans and companies listed above may not be accepted at all NewYork-Presbyterian locations and affiliated practices. Please check with your doctor’s office to learn which plans they accept. 

Certain patients, including those who are hospitalized, pregnant, or undergoing an active course of treatment prior to the contract end date, may qualify for transition-of-care coverage through Aetna. Please review our FAQ: Transition-of-Care page for additional information. If you believe you may qualify for transition-of-care coverage, please contact your provider’s office to get started. To learn more about how you can switch your Medicare Advantage Plan:

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