Aetna Institutes of Quality

Registry Participation Helps with Insurer's Designation

Aetna, one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, offers Institutes of Quality (IOQ) designation to facilities that provide orthopaedic services and meet certain standards for clinical quality, cost efficiency, and network access for specific orthopaedic surgery programs in the IOQ network.

One of several mandatory requirements for IOQ institutions is to report orthopaedic case information to external Registries such as the American Joint Replacement Registry. If you would like to use AJRR to satisfy the external registry requirement, you must have a signed and executed contract by the date listed in Aetna's materials. Please refer to Aetna for the exact deadline and criteria.

For more information on the Aetna IOQ program, click here.