CIGNA Healthcare Announces Medical Home Pilot Project

June 11, 2008

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To provide better coordination of care, CIGNA and Dartmouth-Hitchcock announced on June 10th that they have launched a "patient-centered medical home" pilot program. Among the goals of the program are the further enhancement of the coordination of care and the improvement of care quality for patients covered by a CIGNA plan.

The program is focused on individuals who receive care from Dartmouth-Hitchcock primary care physicians practicing in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatrics. Currently, approximately 19,000 CIGNA members access care from a Dartmouth-Hitchcock primary care physician.

The program is among the first medical home pilots being established by private-sector health service companies and will be an ongoing initiative. The first evaluation of program results will take place after the program has been operational for at least 12 months.

Read the CIGNA press release on this story