ProMedica and Cigna end coverage agreement

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – ProMedica and Cigna have entered into an agreement to provide in-network coverage for patients in the new year, ProMedica announced Thursday.

“We are pleased that Cigna and ProMedica were finally able to reach a mutually beneficial agreement on the few remaining outstanding terms resulting in a new contract signed before the end of the year,” Don Pirk, ProMedica Vice President, Managed Care. said in a statement on Thursday. “As a result, patients with Cigna insurance can expect their trusted ProMedica providers to stay online without any coverage gaps.”

A Cigna spokesperson said the deal with ProMedica benefits their customers, who are served by both companies.

“This agreement provides a framework to make high-quality healthcare more accessible and affordable, which is becoming increasingly important as our clients and customers cope with rising prices due to inflation,” a Cigna spokesperson said, according to ProMedica.

The move comes just weeks after ProMedica announced to its patients that the companies were unable to reach an agreement after more than a year of negotiations.

ProMedica said patients with scheduling questions should contact the ProMedica Physician Group office directly.

Meanwhile, Cigna and Mercy Health have yet to reach an agreement on coverage for 2023. The current contract covers hospitals in other areas of the state, but does not cover Mercy Health hospitals in our region.

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