proximately 134,000 Dental PPO health care professionals and 20,000 Dental HMO health care professionals. Vision Cigna Vision offers PPO coverage that includes a range of both in and out-of-network benefits for routine vision services offered in conjunction with the company’s medical and dental product offerings. The company’s national vision care network, consisting of approximately 69,700 health care providers in approximately 24,800 locations, includes private practice ophthalmologist and optometrist offices, as well as retail eye care centers. Participating Provider Network The company provides its customers with a network of participating health care professionals, hospitals, and other facilities, pharmacies and providers of health care services and supplies. In various instances, the company contracts with them directly, however, in some instances, it contracts with third parties for access to their provider networks and care management services. In addition, the company has strategic alliances with various regional managed care organizations (Tufts Health Plan; HealthPartners, Inc.; Health Alliance Plan; and MVP Health Plan) to gain access to their provider networks and discounts. The Cigna Care Network, a benefit design option available in 70 service areas across the U.S., is a subset of participating specialist physicians so designated based on specific clinical quality and cost-efficiency criteria. Participating specialists are evaluated regularly for the Cigna Care Network designation. LocalPlus is a select network of local, quality doctors and hospitals designed to offer clients affordability, by limiting the network to a subset of physicians and hospitals. The company offers LocalPlus in 12 markets and would expand this approach in additional markets in 2015. Onsite Medical Care Cigna Medical Group is a multi-specialty medical group practice that delivers primary care and certain specialty care services through 23 medical facilities and approximately 150 employed clinicians in the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area. All of the these health care centers have received accreditation as a Patient Centered Medical Home from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. Cigna Onsite Health: The company’s onsite services include approximately 150 health centers at various employer sites that offer health coaching, wellness seminars and biometric screenings. LivingWell Health Centers: The company’s Medicare Advantage customers might receive care from a team of physicians, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists. The company operates seven free-standing clinics and six ‘embedded’ clinics that incorporate the principles and resources of stand-alone clinics while allowing the customer to continue local office visits to his or her primary care physician. External Validation The company retained Health Plan accreditation from the NCQA in 36 of its markets. Additional NCQA recognitions include Full Accreditation for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Organization for Cigna Behavioral Health, accreditation with Performance Reporting for Wellness & Health Promotion, accreditation for its wellness programs and Physician & Hospital Quality Certification for its provider transparency program. The company has Full Accreditation for Health Utilization Management, Case Management and Pharmacy Benefit Management from URAC, an independent, nonprofit health care accrediting organization dedicated to promoting health care quality through accreditation, certification and commendation. The company participates in the NCQA's Health Plan Employer Data and Information Set Quality Compass Report, whose Effectiveness of Care measures are a standard set of metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of managed care clinical programs. Markets and Distribution The company offers health care and related products and services in the following customer segments or markets: National: Multi-state employers with 5,000 or more U.S.-based, full-time employees. The company primarily offers ASO funding solutions in this market segment.
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