MMC Benefits Handbook
Aetna's Centers of Excellence, known as Institutes of Quality (IOQ) for Cardiac care is a special network of hospitals and other facilities known for quality care. Aetna's Cardiac IOQ facilities specialize in the following cardiac procedures: Rhythm (electrophysiology, ablation, pacemakers, defib); interventional (heart cath, PTCA - balloon opening artery of heart, stent); and surgery (CABG, valve with CABG, valve without CABG).
If you utilize a Cardiac IOQ, your inpatient surgery will be covered at 100% after the plan's in-network deductible. Prior authorization is required.
See Travel and Lodging section for information about reimbursement for travel and lodging expenses related to cardiac care.
The maximum reimbursement for all travel and lodging expenses is $10,000 per episode of care.