PHILADELPHIA, June 11, 2014 - Cigna's integration of disability management with Cigna's CoachRx pharmacy program earned the highest honor in the category of Workers' Compensation/Disability Management at the Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards, created by publisher Dorland Health. The awards recognize the most successful and innovative case management programs and people that help improve health care across the care continuum.
"Integrating clinical disciplines into disability programs and finding ways for customers to set health goals are just a couple ways we've proven to make a difference in the lives of the individuals who rely on us," said Mark Marsters, senior vice president of operations for Cigna's disability insurance business. "Cigna's recognition from Case in Point underscores the focus Cigna places on the health and productivity of our customers."
The award-winning integrated disability and pharmacy program helps employees on disability who may have pharmacy related issues that complicate or delay their recovery and return to work. In an effort to improve medication adherence, CoachRx provides personalized support to help customers take their medications safely and regularly, including providing access to a team of licensed pharmacist medication coaches.
Also recognized was the Achilles Cigna Customer Referral Program, which received an honorable mention in the Wellness/Prevention category. The referral program helps Cigna customers who are on long term disability leave get back to their one-of-a-kind lives by providing access to training resources and the ability to participate in mainstream athletic events as a member of Achilles International.
Cigna's Behavioral Health Innovation program also received an honorable mention in the category of Case Management in Managed Care. Cigna Group Insurance Behavioral Health Specialists focus on new ways to provide assistance to long-term disability customers with a behavioral health diagnosis. The result was a quicker claims resolution and faster recovery.
Award entries were judged by a panel of experts from the clinical and business sectors of health care. Also serving as judges were the staff of Case in Point magazine and Case in Point Weekly. Entries were evaluated based on the proven track record and program success.
Dorland Health, an Access Intelligence, LLC Company, is a leading integrated media publisher in the health care business information industry. It publishes Case in Point, the leading publication for professionals involved in case management and care coordination, the Case Management Resource Guide, Case in Point Weekly and various special reports; and it offers industry webinars, award programs and continuing education credits.
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