HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CareCentrix announced today that it has extended its contract with Cigna, a global health service company and CareCentrix's longest standing client since 1996. The two-year extension gives Cigna's customers continued access to CareCentrix's core services, including home health/nursing care, durable medical equipment (DME) and home infusion. It also provides Cigna's customers with access to an industry leading diagnostic testing and therapy adherence program for sleep-related disorders, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), coordinated by Sleep Management Solutions (SMS), a CareCentrix company and the nation's first sleep benefit manager.
"Cigna recognizes the value we've brought to its customers for the past 20 years, not only for individuals in need of quality home care services, but also for those with sleep disorders," said Thomas Gaffney, Chief Customer Officer at CareCentrix. "We are committed to working with healthcare professionals to help ease people's transition from hospital to home. Our continued collaboration will enable Cigna to better connect its customers to more choices and better options to help them heal at home, where they most want to be."
Since 1996, CareCentrix has offered quality home care and sleep services to millions of Cigna customers. The company's extensive range of services provides support for patients and their families in every step of the healing process. These services help improve care transitions and reduce readmissions, while offering patients and caregivers higher-quality, cost-effective choices, compared to facility-based healthcare providers.
"We're pleased to extend our contract with CareCentrix," said Mario Vangeli, Cigna's vice president for national ancillary contracting. "This collaboration will help our customers access the latest products and services and enable them to choose affordable health care options that will help them achieve better health outcomes."
CareCentrix is a leader in managing care to the home. Headquartered in Hartford, Conn., CareCentrix connects patients with the care they need at home through a national network of over 8,000 credentialed provider locations. CareCentrix provides optimal access to quality home care for more than 23 million lives by connecting providers with patients and helping them navigate the complex home care system. CareCentrix's extensive range of services provides support and coordination for patients and their families in every step of the healing process, including home health, durable medical equipment (DME), home infusion, sleep management and care management services, which ultimately improve care transitions and reduce unnecessary readmissions and emergency room visits. For more information, please visit http://www.CareCentrix.com.
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 Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Life Insurance Company of North America and Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York. 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 89 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
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