NEW HYDE PARK, NY —
Northwell Health and Cigna have reached agreement to continue their more than 20-year relationship, keeping all Northwell hospitals, physicians, laboratories, home health and other providers in the Cigna network.
On November 30, Cigna preemptively notified its members that Northwell was leaving the Cigna hospital network, but an agreement has been reached to continue the longstanding participation agreement. Members and employers should disregard any communication from Cigna or others stating that Northwell providers will not participate with Cigna Health Plans. The agreement will continue without change through 2018 and all Northwell patients who are insured through Cigna will continue to be welcomed and cared for by Northwell providers.
"Northwell puts its patients first to ensure that all patients receive the medical care they need," said Howard Gold, executive vice president, and chief managed care officer. "We regret any confusion or inconvenience caused by Cigna's letter."
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About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.