Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced that it has signed accountable care organization (ACO) agreements with Mercy Accountable Care (part of Mercy Health System) and Quality Health Alliance (part of St. Mary Medical Center), offering commercial...
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ACO is the world leading producer of the chemical bentonite. Bentonite was originally used in steel making. It was placed in the steel mix to absorb moisture, helping to produce stronger steel. A new innovative use was extrapolated, and bentonite became the primary active component in kitty litter. It is such a strong absorber of moisture that if placed on seemingly dry concrete, the tiny amounts of moisture will be absorbed leaving pock marks in the concrete.
ACO also provides contamination barriers for plant waste and dumping grounds. The barriers keep toxic materials from entering ground water and surrounding soil.
Finally, ACO makes products used in oil and gas production