Aledade is expanding its reach in Medicare Advantage (MA) in partnership with Cigna.
The value-based care company said Thursday that Cigna MA members who live in Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia will have access to its network. Patients treated by participating practices will be treated in value-based models as doctors deploy Aledade's data analytics, streamlined user workflows and integrated care services.
Aledade's network includes more than 1,500 primary care practices across the country.
“We want to improve the health and vitality of our customers, and one way we can do this is by working with providers that focus on improved health outcomes while keeping care affordable,” said J.B. Sobel, M.D., chief medical officer for Cigna Healthcare Medicare, in the release. “With Aledade, we are able to increase access to this care, and further advance this mission for Cigna Healthcare’s Medicare Advantage customers.”
The expanded relationship with Cigna comes on the heels of other, similar partnerships with other payers. Earlier this month, Aledade and Humana signed a 10-year agreement on value-based care, extending their yearslong relationship. Aledade inked a partnership with CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield about one week later.
In addition, Aledade acquired data analytics company Curia to further build out its offerings at the end of February.
“Our mission at Aledade is building a better health care system for patients, practices and society, and that means meeting every patient where they are, with the coverage they have. That's why we are committed to meeting the growing numbers of seniors getting coverage through Medicare Advantage,” said Ananya Banerjee, Aledade’s chief commercial officer, in the release.
“This agreement is uniquely designed for practices to be successful and ensure that they find new ways to give their patients the proactive, preventive care they need to stay healthy," Banerjee said.
Aledade said that its network has driven more than $1.2 billion in savings across the health system since 2014 thanks to reductions in unnecessary hospital stays, emergency department visits and other medical services.