Cigna and UPMC Pinnacle Reach Agreement to Keep Quality Care Affordable in Southcentral Pennsylvania
Harrisburg, Penn. – July 30, 2020 – Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) and UPMC Pinnacle have agreed to a commercial contract extension through Dec, 31, 2021. This ensures Cigna commercial health plan customers in southcentral Pennsylvania will have continued in-network access to high-quality care at UPMC Pinnacle’s providers, facilities, and hospitals, including UPMC Carlisle, Hanover, Lititz and Memorial, and UPMC Pinnacle Community Osteopathic, Harrisburg and West Shore. The new agreement is effective Aug. 1.
“We are delighted that UPMC Pinnacle will remain in Cigna's network in Pennsylvania under a new arrangement that will greatly benefit the people we jointly serve with predictable, affordable access,” said Edgar Miranda, president of Cigna's Liberty Valley market.
“Both parties understand the importance of the relationship to UPMC's patients, Cigna’s health plan members, and employers with Cigna group insurance,” said Phil Guarneschelli, president, UPMC Pinnacle. “We are pleased that we were able to extend our contract for their benefit and look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality health care services to these stakeholders.”
The new agreement follows a period of productive discussions focused on cooperation and a commitment to finding a solution that will benefit Pennsylvania employers, families and health care providers.
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. 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 over 30 countries and jurisdictions, and has more than 180 million customer relationships throughout the world. To learn more about Cigna®, including links to follow us on Facebook or Twitter, visit www.cigna.com.
A $21 billion health care provider and insurer, Pittsburgh-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centered, cost-effective, accountable care. The largest nongovernmental employer in Pennsylvania, UPMC integrates more than 90,000 employees, 40 hospitals, 700 doctors’ offices and outpatient sites, and a 3.8 million-member Insurance Services Division, the largest medical insurer in western Pennsylvania. In the most recent fiscal year, UPMC contributed $1.4 billion in benefits to its communities, including more care to the region’s most vulnerable citizens than any other health care institution, and paid more than $500 million in federal, state, and local taxes. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial, and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialization arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside among the nation’s best hospitals in many specialties and ranks UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh on its Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. For more information, go to UPMC.com.
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