Newsroom | 15 June 2020

Cigna, Huntsville Hospital Health System Reach Agreement to Provide Value-Based Care to Medicare Advantage Customers in Northern Alabama

    • Focus Will Be on Providing Proactive, Coordinated Health Care Services

    Huntsville, Ala. – June 15, 2020 Cigna and Huntsville Hospital Health System have reached an agreement under which the organizations will collaborate to provide value-based care to customers of Cigna Medicare Advantage plans.

    Value-based care places quality above quantity with a particular focus on proactive, coordinated care that prioritizes wellness and disease prevention.

    “At Cigna, we strive to be the undisputed partner of choice to outstanding health care providers like Huntsville Hospital Health System,” said Mark Garnett, President of the Medicare Advantage Alabama Market. “We’ve had a very positive and collaborative relationship with Huntsville for several years, and we’re eager to expand it to this initiative that will help improve care while reducing costs.”

    David Spillers, CEO of HH Health System, said, “Huntsville Hospital Health System continues to focus on the quality of care with partnerships such as this. We’re pleased to add more value-based initiatives that ensure our patients get the right care at the right time. This will not only improve the health of patients, but also improve the overall health of our community.”

    For more information about Huntsville Hospital Health System visit www.huntsvillehospital.org. For more information about Cigna Medicare, visit www.cignamedicare.com.

    About Huntsville Hospital Health System
    Huntsville Hospital has operated as a community-owned hospital since 1895. Today, the hospital is the second largest facility in the state and the centerpiece of a multi-hospital Health System across north Alabama, serving as the regional referral and trauma center for more than a million residents of the Tennessee Valley. Huntsville Hospital Health System operates hospitals in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, Boaz-Albertville, Guntersville-Arab, Sheffield and Red Bay. The Health System includes more than 2,000 licensed beds for patient care and employs more than 15,000 persons.

    About Cigna
    Cigna Corporation is a global health service company dedicated to improving the health, well-being and peace of mind of those we serve. Cigna delivers choice, predictability, affordability and access to quality care through integrated capabilities and connected, personalized solutions that advance whole person health. All products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna Life Insurance Company of New York, Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Express Scripts companies or their affiliates, and Life Insurance Company of North America.

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    Cigna Contact
    Doug Bennett Jr.
    1 (812) 557-5312
    doug.dennett@cigna.com

    Huntsville Hospital Health System Contact
    Burr Ingram
    1 (256) 265-1000
    burr.ingram@hhsys.org