Envision Healthcare has reached a new statewide agreement with Cigna Healthcare of Arizona. The multiyear agreement ensures Envision’s clinicians are in-network.
The new contract comes at a time with Envision is facing contract tensions with another health insurance provider, UnitedHealthcare.
Nashville, Tennessee-based Envision delivers physician services in more than 1,800 clinical departments in healthcare facilities in 45 states, with approximately 2,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians in Arizona alone. The company has received some criticism for its billing practices recently, including its emergency room practices, which UnitedHealthcare has called “egregious.”
Envision has since launched two education campaigns to give consumers more information about surprise billing and to finalize a contract with UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare warned Envision in September that it could drop the physician services provider from its network.
In Arizona, Envision physicians practice at hospitals within the Banner Health, Dignity Health and HonorHealth systems.
“Envision’s clinicians have been serving our community for years in our local hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers,” said Kim Shepard, Market President for Cigna in Arizona. “Our new network agreement will help make it easier for our customers, and we are pleased to build upon our collaboration to improve the health and well-being of the thousands of Cigna members who rely on Envision's services.”