Latest Removal Represents an Additional 600+ Medical Services
BLOOMFIELD, Conn., Aug. 24, 2023 /PRNewswireThis link will open in a new tab./ — Cigna Healthcare, the health benefits provider of The Cigna Group (NYSE: CI), announced the removal of nearly 25 percent of medical services from prior authorization (or precertification) requirements. With the removal of these more than 600 additional codes, the company has now removed prior authorization on more than 1,100 medical services since 2020, with the goal of simplifying the health care experience for both customers and clinicians.
“Our goal is to help keep patients safe, improve health outcomes, and make care more affordable, and this important step will enable us to do that while removing administrative burdens on the health care system,” said David Brailer, MD, executive vice president and Chief Health Officer, The Cigna Group. “We’ve listened attentively to our clinician partners and are deliberately making these changes as a result. We will continue to hold ourselves accountable for this important work and look forward to building on this momentum in the future.”