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Gentiva(R) Health Services and CIGNA HealthCare Extend National Homecare Contract Through January 31, 2011

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV ), the nation's leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today that its CareCentrix(R) ancillary care benefit management unit has signed an extension of its current national h...

J.D. Power and Associates Reports: CIGNA HealthCare Recognized for Call Center Customer Satisfaction Excellence For a Second Consecutive Year

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- CIGNA HealthCare has been recognized for call center customer satisfaction excellence for a second consecutive year under the J.D. Power and Associates Certified Call Center Program(SM). This distinction acknowledges a strong commitment by CIG...

Ken Sperling to Lead CIGNA HealthCare Retiree Solutions Unit

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ken Sperling has been named senior vice president, retiree solutions for CIGNA HealthCare's senior segment. In this role, Sperling will lead the development of products and services for businesses and their retirees. He will report di...

Dr. Allen Woolf Appointed Chief Medical Officer For CIGNA Group Insurance

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 6, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CIGNA Group Insurance today announced that Allen Woolf, M.D. has been appointed as chief medical officer. Woolf will have responsibility for managing the clinical aspects of the company's programs that help promote health and wellness, abse...

AMA Announces Physician Class-Actions Against Aetna and CIGNA

Lawsuits seek an end to insurer scheme that shifts medical costs to physicians and their patients NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Medical Association (AMA) and several state medical associations, including the Medical Society of New Jersey, joined with individual...

IncentOne Provides Incentive Solution to CIGNA

CIGNA using incentives to foster healthy choices. LYNDHURST, N.J., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- IncentOne, the leading provider of integrated incentive solutions to the healthcare industry, announced today that CIGNA, a global health service company, has launched a new "points-based" health incent...

Health Insurance Whistleblower Urges Obama Health Chiefs to Join Him at Free Urban Health Care 'Expedition' in L.A. Stadium

... to Potter's invitation. Potter, like DeParle, is an alumnus of the University of Tennessee. He was an executive, primarily with the Humana and cigna insurance companies, for 20 years, and recently offered striking insider testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on how "insurance companies co...

CIGNA Whistleblower Calls for More Heath Insurance Accountability in Heath Care Reform

...otter, former head of corporate communications for cigna health insurance When : Tuesday, ... Potter will tell the story of one prominent cigna patient -- Nataline Sarkisyan -- whose death after cigna delayed a needed kidney transplant was a catalyst ...

Healthplace America Names Todd Roscoe to New Position of Chief Managed Care Officer

...re contracts generating $4.4 billion in net revenues. Mr. Roscoe has performed similar duties for Allied Physicians, National Medical Enterprises and cigna Health Plan. Mr. Roscoe holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance and Quantitative Analysis from the University of Cincinnati and ...

MVP Health Care Makes List of Capital Region's Fastest-Growing Companies

...NY-based business journal, also interviewed MVP Health Care president and CEO David W. Oliker to discuss MVP's success. Oliker cited the alliance with cigna HealthCare and the merger with Rochester, NY-based MVP Preferred Care as the foundation for more attractive products and reasons for their continued g...
CIGNA in Biological News

5th Annual World Health Care Congress April 21-23, Washington, D.C.

...ndation Mack Banner, CEO, Bumrungrad International (Thailand) Sam Nussbaum, MD, EVP and Chief Medical Officer, Wellpoint David Cordani, President, cigna HealthCare Uwe Reinhardt, PhD, Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Princeton University U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) health care policy adv...
CIGNA in Biological Technology

Water Street Health Care Partners Completes Agreement With Gentiva Health Services to Acquire Majority Ownership of CareCentrix

...Magellan, Mr. Reimer managed and collaborated with the nation's largest health care plans. Prior to Magellan, Mr. Reimer held executive positions with cigna Health Services and Prudential Healthcare. He also worked with Boston Consulting Group, after receiving his master's degree in business administration...

Mergent, Inc. Announces Quarterly Rebalancing of HealthShares(TM) Indexes

...LS INC (NASDAQ: AUXL ) BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC (NASDAQ: BMRN ) CARL ZEISS MEDITEC (Frankfurt, Germany: AFX) CHUGAI PHARM CO (Tokyo SE: 4519) cigna CORP (NYSE: CI ) COLOPLAST (OMX Nordic Exchange Copenhagen: COLOB) CONMED CORP (NASDAQ: CNMD ) COUGAR BIOTECHNOLOGY INC (NASDAQ: CGRB ) COVANCE...

CIGNA Medical Group Selects Allscripts for Electronic Health Record

...s use to improve health care, today announced that cigna Medical Group (CMG) has selected Allscripts as the...n real time in an electronic format. A division of cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc., CMG is one of the lar...said Bob Carroll, vice president of operations for cigna HealthCare of Arizona. Allscripts will connect C...

Medicare Coverage Recommended for In-Home Sleep Testing

...in the comfortable and effective environment of the patient's own home." Koenigsberg was also confident other insurance companies would follow suit. cigna and Blue Cross already provide coverage for the treatment in some areas. "Over 10 percent of the US population suffers from sleep related breathing ...

MedImmune Announces Seven Key Promotions and New Hires

...ed as corporate secretary from 2000-2004. Previously, Mr. Pearson worked at Integrated Health Services, Inc., most recently as assistant treasurer; at cigna Insurance as treasury manager; and at First National Bank of Maryland as a commercial lending officer. He holds a master of science degree in finance ...

Research Triangle Area Health Care Collaborative Launches Bridges to Excellence(R) Initiative to Improve Quality and Lower Costs

... that encouraging higher quality care will result in better patient outcomes in a cost-effective manner. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, cigna HealthCare, and United Healthcare are also participating in the Collaborative. The North Carolina Medical Society also participated in the development...
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