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Cancer Screenings Make Comeback After Pandemic Slump, Cigna Says

  • Insurer says that preventive care returned to pre-Covid levels
  • Virus worry had stalled demand for colonoscopies, kids’ shots
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Health insurer Cigna Corp. said the amount of preventive care received by its members during the first quarter rose to match levels seen before the pandemic began.

Cigna said it worked to drive up use of preventive services, which the company said remain suppressed nationally. Preventive care like mammographies, colonoscopies, childhood vaccinations, and cervical cancer screenings all rebounded, Cigna Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said in a call with analysts. “That’s a tremendous result,” he said.