Designed to expand its medical home and chronic care services, Cigna acquired Alegis Care, a portfolio company of Triton Pacific Capital Partners. The acquisition will enable Cigna-HealthSpring to manage services as part of a coordinated care strategy for seniors.
Alegis Care is a multi-specialty, medical health services organization dedicated to creating a comfortable medical home experience for homebound Medicare and Medicaid patients. It specializes in serving the chronically ill and elderly with physician services, comprehensive care coordination and a high level of patient care in the patient’s own home or place of residence.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Chicago, Alegis Care will remain focused on chronic care management for severely ill individuals, and continue to serve its current clients and customers, including healthcare systems and other payors, as a Cigna company. In 2013, Alegis Care will provide services to nearly 31,000 seniors across 10 states, including Cigna-HealthSpring customers in Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Cigna plans to leverage Alegis Care capabilities and services for its broad base of Medicare Advantage customers with the goal of improving the quality of service while reducing cost.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Source: Cigna , September 3, 2013
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