New Century Health (NCH) and Cigna HealthCare of Arizona today announced an alliance focused on delivering quality care related to cancer. Cigna customers covered under Arizona Medicare Advantage plans who receive care through the Cigna Medical Group (CMG) are included in this new program with NCH.
"Customers belong at the center of a health system that promotes quality and improves both affordability and satisfaction," said Edward Kim, President and General Manager of Cigna HealthCare of Arizona and Cigna Medical Group. "Cigna and NCH are dedicated to achieving improved care for the patients we serve. This new collaboration will support a more seamless, quality health experience that is simpler and specifically directed towards cancer diagnosis and treatment."
"We are excited to work with CIGNA to improve the quality of cancer care for their members," said Atul Dhir, MD, DPhil, and Chief Executive Officer of New Century Health. "With the advances in the treatments for cancer, NCH's goal is to provide the capabilities to the physicians and payers to ensure that the highest quality, evidence based treatments are provided in an efficient and cost effective manner."
Cigna Medical Group is working with health care organizations across Maricopa County to develop programs and services that support value-driven, patient-centered care for all of its Cigna health care customers.