• Press Release

Mount Sinai Health Partners and Cigna Form New Collaborative Relationship

  • (August 01, 2016)

Mount Sinai Health Partners and Cigna (NYSE: CI) today announced a new collaborative care relationship designed to help improve access to health care, enhance care coordination and lower costs for Mount Sinai Health Partners patients  enrolled in a Cigna health plan. Mount Sinai Health Partners is the clinically integrated network of the Mount Sinai Health System and is made up of Mount Sinai’s hospitals, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s full-time faculty, and other associated physicians.

The program is part of Cigna Collaborative Care, a value-based model that uses incentives to engage health care professionals and drive improved health, affordability and customer experience. Value-based care and population health are growing national trends representing a shift away from the historic health care model that focused on treating individual health events. These models align players in the health care system to focus on a person’s overall health and long-term outcomes.

The collaborative arrangement between Mount Sinai Health Partners and Cigna aims to close gaps in care, such as missed health screenings or prescription refills, reinforce the appropriate use of primary care doctors to increase the number of preventive health visits, and improve follow-up care for people transitioning from hospital to home.

“We are excited to provide high quality care for Cigna customers through our clinically integrated network,” said Niyum Gandhi, chief population health officer for the Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai Health Partners’ clinically integrated network is a collaboration among our primary care physicians and specialists to continuously improve the quality and effectiveness of health care services.  By partnering with like-minded payers such as Cigna, Mount Sinai Health Partners is able to drive better population health, disease management and preventative care for our patients.”

“Cigna is excited that Mount Sinai Health Partners is now one of our 150 collaborative care relationships spanning 29 states,” said Tom Martel, President, Northeast Region for Cigna. “We have seen first-hand how our collaborative care arrangements enable us to better align with physician practices to help drive better health outcomes, reduce gaps in care, and lower costs for those we serve.”

About Cigna

Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) is a global health service company dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and sense of security. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, and their affiliates. Such products and services include an integrated suite of health services, such as medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, vision, supplemental benefits, and other related products including group life, accident and disability insurance. Cigna maintains sales capability in 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 90 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai advances medicine and health through unrivaled education and translational research and discovery to deliver care that is the safest, highest-quality, most accessible and equitable, and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 415 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the top 20 U.S. hospitals and is top in the nation by specialty: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” among the country’s best in four out of 10 pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and No. 14 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.

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