Navigation Links
CIGNA Behavioral Health Offers Members Online Provider Profiles
Date:9/27/2007

Enabling members to search areas of expertise and other factors when

choosing a therapist

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA Behavioral Health (CBH) members can now view robust, online provider profiles that offer a photograph and biographical information about therapists including license levels, languages spoken, educational background, areas of specialization and years of experience. Available at http://www.cignabehavioral.com , the online Provider Directory and Search Tool offers participants the ability to browse for a provider who best suits their personal needs and preferences. The company is the first managed behavioral health organization to offer the provider profile pages with photographs, and search hits have already reached 700,000 this year.

"I have had many referrals from CBH through the web site since the online profiles were implemented," said licensed psychologist, Lois Schatz, PsyD, of New York. "My patients even tell me that they came to me because they like what I had to say and they felt like they knew me and thought I could be empathetic. I have seen an increase in return visits after the initial visit because patients are finding a therapist who best fits their needs from the onset. This is a real differentiator for CBH."

Nearly 10,000 providers in CBH's network have populated their personal profiles, including a photograph. The provider directory is updated daily and therefore the information is continually refreshed.

"The real focus is on the consumer," said Larry Gleit, senior director, network performance management for CIGNA Behavioral Health. "From our perspective, therapy is a very private and personal experience. Having the provider's profile on the web site offers a 'virtual introduction,' which has helped our members select the provider they think best matches their personal needs."

The web site also has a confidential self-assessment tool, which helps participants gauge their state of behavioral health, stress level, and general well-being. The company said that in the future, it intends to offer quality and cost comparison information, as well as post feedback from members who have accessed services from a provider in the past. Members without Internet access can still review the newly-enhanced provider profiles by calling a CBH personal advocate, who will send the provider information through the mail.

About CIGNA Behavioral Health

CIGNA Behavioral Health (CBH) provides behavioral care benefit management, EAPs, and work/life programs to consumers through health plans offered by large U.S. employers, national and regional HMOs, Taft-Hartley trusts and disability insurers. CBH, with headquarters in Eden Prairie, Minn., operates care management centers around the U.S. in support of a national network of more than 56,800 independent psychiatrists, psychologists and clinical social workers and more than 5,100 facilities and clinics. For more information, visit http://www.CIGNABehavioral.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE CIGNA Behavioral Health
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. CIGNA HealthCare Teams With HopeLab to Help Blast Teen Cancer
2. Maternal alcohol consumption linked to behavioral problems in children
3. Link Between Migraines and Behavioral Disorders
4. Migraine Found To Be Linked To Behavioral Disorders
5. Link Between High Blood Sugar And Behavioral Changes
6. Does overweight cause behavioral problems?
7. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Seen To Be Effective Against Back Pain
8. Kids Overcome Behavioral And Sleep Problems After Tonsillectomy
9. Special Behavioral Therapies made Women more likely to Attempt Suicide
10. Behavioral Therapies Beneficial to Help Children Sleep
11. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Children with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s ... setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those ... goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out ... family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers ... would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going to kill them. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of San ... Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and from ... adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... June 24, ... ... lifestyle publication Haute Living, is proud to recognize Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as ... believes that “the most beautiful women in the world, and the most handsome ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors Luke’s Wings 5th Annual ... Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852. The event raised funds ... been wounded in battle and their families. Venture Construction Group is a 2016 Silver ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and ... Excipients Market by Type (Organic Chemical (Sugar, Petrochemical, Glycerin), ... Topical, Coating, Parenteral) - Global Forecast to 2021" ... The global pharmaceutical excipients market is projected ... CAGR of 6.1% in the forecast period 2016 to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... DUBLIN , June 23, 2016 ... "Global MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to ... The report contains up to date financial ... reliable analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on ... dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Bracket , a leading clinical trial ... clinical outcomes platform, Bracket eCOA (SM) 6.0, at the ... – 30, 2016 in Philadelphia , Pennsylvania.  ... Assessment product of its kind to fully integrate with RTSM, ... eCOA 6.0 is a flexible platform for electronic clinical outcomes ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: