Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics Physicians Again Achieve Aetna’s Aexcel Designation

LEAWOOD – The national health insurance company, Aetna, has once again designated Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics physicians as Aexcel specialists. Based on clinical performance, practice efficiency and volume of Aetna patients seen in a reporting period, Aetna awards this designation every two years to top-performing physicians and medical practices in 12 medical specialties, including orthopedics.

With regard to clinical performance, Aetna measures:

  • Readmission to a hospital within 30 days after an initial hospital stay
  • Serious problems during hospital stays
  • The physician’s industry recognitions
  • The physician’s board certification status
  • Use of electronic prescribing or electronic medical records

Aetna also looks at efficiency. Those factors include:

  • The cost for services
  • The number and types of services performed
  • Resources used to treat the doctor’s patients

Each physician must see more than 20 Aetna patients over a three-year period to gather enough data for the Aexcel distinction.

All Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics physicians are members of the Aexcel specialist performance network. Aexcel designations renew effective January 1, 2016.