HOUSTON, February 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Saint Luke’s Health and its academic branch Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) are back in network with Cigna, adding the insurer to the large group carriers in the network. The agreements pave the way for more than 66,000 Cigna patients to receive health care at hospitals in the St. Luke’s or Dr. Baylor’s. The effective date of St. Luke’s Health is March 1, 2023and BCM’s date was January 9, 2023. Patients can now begin making appointments for in-network services; make sure the meeting happens on/after March 1, 2023.
St. Luke’s Health continues to work to quickly reach an agreement with Cigna LifeSOURCE, a transplant network, to ensure coverage of transplant care.
“The new agreement is good news for thousands of families around the world.” southeast texas who are insured by Cigna and rely on the health of St. Luke for their care,” said the executive director of St. T. Douglas Lawson. “It allows us to continue to provide the essential high-quality care that our patients and their families expect from us.”
The newly signed contracts ended the long period during which St. Luke and BCM doctors were out of network with Cigna. “Termination of our previous contract was a difficult decision,” said Lawson, “but it was necessary to address the financial viability of St. Luke’s Health Center. These are challenging economic times for everyone, and our new agreement ensures that our patients once again have the choice of excellent health care at a great value without a significant impact on their insurance rates.”
“We appreciate our patients, providers, employers and others who have supported our efforts during this period of termination,” Lawson said.
Cigna insured patients who have questions about health care options at the St. Ports should contact a Cigna representative at the number on the back of their insurance card.
Saint Luke’s Health is a trusted and highly regarded resource in the wider world Houston and southeast texas medical community. With an integrated health network dedicated to providing advanced, compassionate medical care, St. Luke’s Health Center physicians conduct cutting-edge research while adhering to a Christian ministry of healing. In addition to its unique academic and social partnership with Baylor College of Medicine, Texas A&M Universityand Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Health is nationally recognized as having some of the best doctors and hospitals in the country.
Clinically integrated health care network of St. Luke’s Health includes sixteen high-quality short-term acute care hospitals, five freestanding emergency departments and two express/urgent care centers throughout the greater Houston, Brian/College Stationand Lufkin and East Texas. With more than 362 employees and 1,585 aligned providers providing exceptional care, St. Luke’s Health employs more than 21,000 employees, providers and volunteers who deliver safe, high-quality, compassionate care through a comprehensive network of academic and community partners.
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