Cigna

Cigna Adds Iora Health to Growing Medicare Advantage Network

Originally published on Cigna.com

  • Expanded primary care network makes it easier for Medicare Advantage patients to access enhanced primary care designed specifically for them

Cigna Corporation, a global health service company, has added Iora Health, an innovative primary care provider group, to its rapidly expanding Medicare Advantage (MA) network. Cigna Medicare Advantage customers will have access to Iora’s primary care practices under the Iora Primary Care brand across the country, effective immediately.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for easier and more accessible primary care for seniors,” said Aparna Abburi, president of Cigna’s Medicare Advantage business. “As Cigna continues to expand its Medicare Advantage network we are building partnerships with innovative providers like Iora Health, which shares our focus on delivering affordable, high-quality care in a way that meets our customers’ lifestyles, and ultimately delivering better health outcomes for those we serve.”

The agreement applies to most Iora locations where Cigna offers a MA plan, including the greater DenverCharlotteHoustonAtlanta and Tucson areas, with a total of 27 practices in these locations.

Iora specializes in primary care for older adults on Medicare, making it easier for MA patients to access health care, whether in the doctor’s office or the comfort of their home. Since Iora’s care is built on authentic relationships, it provides its patients with longer appointments, in-person or virtual. Every patient works with a provider and has access to a robust team including a health coach, nurse and behavioral health specialist to help optimize health and wellness.

Cigna has been growing its MA network over the past year, adding more than 25,000 physicians across its service territory. Physician collaboration is an important part of the Cigna MA model, with more than 85 percent of its customers cared for by doctors who are in a value-based arrangement. Cigna’s value-based care agreement with Iora will continue to increase coordination and emphasize preventative care to drive improved health outcomes and greater patient satisfaction.

Tyler Jung, Chief Medical Officer, Iora Health, said, “We’re excited to work together with Cigna, which shares our passion for improving the lives of Medicare beneficiaries by focusing on the whole person. Our ability to offer this care to Cigna Medicare customers moves us one step further in our journey to transform health care.”

To find the nearest Iora location, visit https://ioraprimarycare.com/find-a-location/

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