CAREPOINT HEALTH WILL NOW PARTICIPATE WITH CIGNA HEALTH INSURANCE
Agreement with the major
carrier to begin June 1st
Jersey City, NJ – May 3, 2021 – CarePoint Health, a leading New Jersey healthcare system, announced today it has reached an agreement with Cigna to join its network. Through this agreement, CarePoint’s three hospitals: Hoboken University Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center, and Christ Hospital in Jersey City will be able to provide high-quality care to Cigna members on an in-network basis beginning June 1st.
CarePoint began participating with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey in 2018 and UnitedHealthcare in 2019. With the new addition of Cigna, CarePoint now participates with almost every major insurance carrier and the majority of commercially insured patients in Hudson County now have in-network access to its medical care. CarePoint plans to be in network with all major providers by summer. CarePoint continues to participate with Medicare, Medicaid, and most Medicare and Medicaid replacement plans.
The expansion of insurance options will provide more flexibility for patients in and around Hudson County and underscores CarePoint’s commitment to delivering quality care to these communities in a unique and patient-focused approach.
“We’re excited and pleased to announce Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center and Christ Hospital can now offer health care to Cigna members on an in-network basis as part of our dedication to patient-centered care. This will lead to increased access to top quality care and the improvement in patient health. This agreement brings more choice and other benefits of in-network access to the residents of Hudson County starting June 1st.” said Dr. Achintya Moulick, CEO CarePoint Health. “With the launch of CarePoint’s Innovation Center and Center for Personalized Health later this month, CarePoint’s aim is to provide individualized care using evolving technology and shift to a value based care model, providing care continuum.”
“We are happy to welcome CarePoint Health to Cigna’s network. We look forward to collaborating with them to serve our customers, who will now have more choice and improved access to quality, affordable care,” said Dave Kobus, Cigna President for New Jersey and New York.
This relationship provides thousands of additional participants with access to CarePoint Health facilities, physicians and other care providers to enhance access to quality care and improve clinical outcomes.
About CarePoint Health
CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center, CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. CarePoint Health leverages a network of top doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. At CarePoint Health, all medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on its facilities, partners and services, visit www.carepointhealth.org.
Cigna Corporation (NYSE: CI) 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, Evernorth companies or their affiliates, 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.
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