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Cigna: HealthSpring Adds JenCare Senior Medical Center to Atlanta Network

Jan 09, 2019

Cigna-HealthSprings Medicare Advantage (MA) customers in or near Atlantas Brookhaven, East Point, Morrow, South DeKalb and West End communities have a new option for their medical care with the addition of JenCare Senior Medical Centers to their network, effective immediately.

JenCare operates five centers in Atlanta that provide access to primary care physicians and specialist doctors, including walk-in appointments, expanded hours, frequent and unrushed office visits, on-site medications, labs, X-ray, ultrasound, acupuncture and even door-to-door transportation to those who need it. These convenient JenCare centers are now available to customers in Cigna-HealthSprings Preferred (HMO), Premier (HMO-POS) and TotalCare (HMO SNP) plans.

JenCare adheres to the ChenMed approach to high-touch care for Medicare-eligible seniors, that, according to the September American Journal of Managed Care, reduces hospital admissions by 50 percent; decreases health care costs by 28 percent; and improves patient use of preventive medications by up to 41 percent (see AJMC release and abstract). The peer-reviewed journal report shows that JenCare helps MA customers, including those with major and multiple chronic conditions, enjoy more healthy days than MA customers served by standard medical practices.

As a customer-centric organization, we continue to seek relationships with physician and hospital systems that improve customer access to high-quality care, said Dr. David Coxe, senior medical director with Cigna-HealthSpring in Georgia. JenCares approach to personalized care helps seniors receive the results-driven care they need, when they need it.

JenCare Atlanta primary care physicians (PCPs) share their cell phone numbers with their patients. They encourage calls and texts anytime, and they welcome walk-in appointments.

Thanks to the support of senior-focused carriers like Cigna-HealthSpring, our doctors are empowered to stay focused on delivering service, detecting and managing high-risk diseases, and on reducing hospital sick days, said Jonathan Flacker, M.D., chief medical officer, JenCare Georgia.

All Cigna products and services are provided exclusively by or through operating subsidiaries of Cigna Corporation, including Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna HealthCare of South Carolina, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of North Carolina, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Georgia, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of Arizona, Inc., Cigna HealthCare of St. Louis, Inc., HealthSpring Life & Health Insurance Company, Inc., HealthSpring of Florida, Inc., Bravo Health Mid-Atlantic, Inc., and Bravo Health Pennsylvania, Inc. Cigna-HealthSpring complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Cigna-HealthSpring cumple con las layes federales de derechos civiles aplicables y no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad o sexo. English: ATTENTION: If you speak English, language assistance services, free of charge, are available to you. Call 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). Spanish: ATENCIN: Si habla espaol, tiene a su disposicin servicios gratuitos de asistencia lingstica. Llame al 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). Chinese: / 1-800-668-3813 (TTY 711). Other providers are available in our network. The Cigna name, logos, and other Cigna marks are owned by Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. Cigna-HealthSpring is contracted with Medicare for PDP plans, HMO and PPO plans in select states, and with select State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in Cigna-HealthSpring depends on contract renewal.

About Cigna-HealthSpring

Cigna-HealthSpring is a health services company committed to helping Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries live healthier, more active lives through personalized, affordable and easy-to-use health care solutions. Cigna-HealthSpring offers a variety of options and services to support healthy aging and meet customers` individual health care needs through personal attention, wellness and preventive care.

About JenCare Senior Medical Centers

JenCare operates five primary care medical practices serving seniors in diverse Atlanta communities (Brookhaven, East Point, Morrow, South DeKalb, and West End). For seniors most in need of care, high-quality health care often is beyond reach. JenCare brings concierge-style medicine and better health outcomes to the neediest populations, as evidenced by a five-year report (see release; report) comparing ChenMed outcomes against quality measures reported by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. The value-based care provider primarily serves seniors with low-to-moderate incomes, most of whom are managing multiple chronic conditions.

JenCare's (ChenMed's) mission is to honor seniors with affordable VIP care that delivers better health. To do that, JenCare relies on innovative technology and a talented, resourceful, and compassionate team of providers. Founded by Dr. James Chen, a Taiwanese immigrant and cancer survivor, ChenMed operates more than 50 medical centers in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Well-known ChenMed brands also include Chen Senior Medical Center and Dedicated Senior Medical Center.